Explore & Learn Kit | Flower Pressing
The Wood Press from the American Crafts Sustainable Journaling Line is an inexpensive tool that you can use to include real pressed flower memorabilia to your journal, scrapbook pages, and cards! Whether you want to preserve a wildflower you picked on a hike to a sample of flowers from a bridal bouquet you can create your own pressed flower embellishments for your projects that add meaning to your memory keeping and card making!
When I first started scrapbooking many years ago my grandmother taught me to place a flower head between two pieces of waxed paper and then tuck the flower sandwich between the pages of a large, heavy book. Of course this method still works but most of us cannot afford to use precious real estate in our crafting spaces keeping stacks of large books around. I love that this tool gives me the option to press flowers with minimal space and maximum efficiency.
You will love the elegance of real pressed flowers on your project!
Some ideas for ways to use your pressed flowers:
Laminate them inside a bookmark
Tape some flowers with stems attached to some tags you have watercolored or colored with ink spray
Make a mothers day card
Preserve your Valentine's Day flowers in your scrapbook album
Layer some smaller flowers between layers of resin when creating a resin embellishment (Resin Starter Kit sold separately)
Can't wait to see what you create!