The Art of Pressed Flowers

This practical yet inspirational book shows you how to boost your creative imagination and quickly discover the satisfaction of making your own beautiful pictures from pressed flowers.


Author: Fay Mortimer

Publisher: Dreamstairway Books

ISBN: 9781907091100

Category: Pressed flower pictures

Page: 108

View: 474

This practical yet inspirational book shows you how to boost your creative imagination and quickly discover the satisfaction of making your own beautiful pictures from pressed flowers.

Pressed Flowers and Flower Pictures

I have been making pressed flower pictures now for about 20 years and all the
time I have been discovering new things from which ideas develop. By
experimenting I have found other flowers to press and been able to obtain
different effects ...


Author: Margaret Kennedy Scott


ISBN: CORNELL:31924050708332

Category: Collage

Page: 118

View: 987

Pressed Flower Pictures

Anyone can take up making pressed - flower pictures – and be successful at it too
, because stunning effects are so easy to create . Nature ' s rich variety of shapes
and textures is just waiting to be used . The artistic impulse is a powerful one ...


Author: Raymond Foster

Publisher: Rutland Group

ISBN: 1853914827

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 786

Step-by-step instructions for the process of creating "painting" with flowers. Col photos. Quarto.

The Pressed Flower Picture Book

The Art of Collecting, Pressing, Arranging, and Framing Garden and Wild Flowers
for Your Home Irene Flesher. Introducing ... While browsing through the library
shelves one day I came across a book on the art of making dried flower pictures .


Author: Irene Flesher


ISBN: 0884210561

Category: Pressed flower pictures

Page: 192

View: 106

The Country Diary Book of Flowers

A selection of frames for pressed-flower projects. ... Generally, pressed flowers
look best on natural colours, deep greens, ambers, shades of brown and grey
heighten the effect of ... Fabric is perfect for making the picture seem old


Author: Carol Petelin

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781466892330

Category: Gardening

Page: 300

View: 330

One of the most appealing, as well as one of the easiest, ways of bringing a breath of summer in to the home is to use dried and pressed flowers to make an almost endless variety of attractive arrangements and designs. Pot pourri, made with colorful, fragrant plants and carefully selected herbs and spices, recreate evocative scents to remind us of Nature's fragrance. Carol Petelin, author of the successful The Creative Guide to Dried Flowers, has drawn on her wealth of experience to provide the ultimate guide to drying and using flowers, plants, and herbs in a myriad of creative ways. First, she describes plants that can be most successfully grown, even by those with limited garden space, and explains how to best harvest and dry them. The next section covers the art of dried flower arranging. There is advice on working with different combinations of color and form to create arrangements in containers, bouquets, posies, garlands, and swags. She tells how to gather and press flowers and herbs and offers a variety of imaginative projects for them. The final section is devoted to pot pourri. The author includes recipes for deliciously fragrant mixtures and describes how pot pourri, scented flowers, and spices can be used to make many delightfully fragranced items. There is a list of sources for herbs and essential oils. Lavishly illustrated throughout with Simon McBride's color photographs and decorated with some of Edith Holden's own drawings from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady and The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, The Country Diary Book of Flowers will inspire all those who wish to practice the art of dried flower arranging and to make unusual and attractive gifts for their homes and friends.

Pressed Flower Art

Making pressed flower pictures is just one of them. I did not know when I began
this hobby that it would be a sort of serendipity experience. It is strange how
things happen. I never dreamed when I began making pressed flower pictures
that it ...


Author: Irene Flesher

Publisher: New Win Pub

ISBN: CORNELL:31924002784274

Category: Greeting cards.

Page: 172

View: 673

Shows how to gather and press flowers, recommends specific species, and discusses style, color washes, glues, and frames

Pressed Wild Flower Pictures

It is especially useful in making pressed flower pictures and the leaves by
themselves will make a graceful design as can be seen in Figure 20. The flowers
in the picture are laid on the satin side of a pale blue dupion and are bunched
together ...


Author: Mary Beazley

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003144957

Category: Art

Page: 119

View: 841

Pressed Flowers

Long and narrow shaped pictures can be very useful if you want to fill an
awkward space in your home , such as the area ... If you are new to making
pressed flower pictures , it could be easier to work with some pastels and then
experiment ...


Author: Joanna Sheen

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 087923766X

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 177

Collecting and Preserving Plants

Flower Pressing , Minneapolis , Minn . : Lerner Publications . Scott , Margaret
Kennedy , and Mary Beazley . [ 1979 ] 1982 . Making Pressed Flower Pictures .
Reprint . New York : Dover . Squires , Mabel . 1958 . The Art of Drying Plants and


Author: Ruth B. Alford MacFarlane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486282813

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 229

Expert, hands-on guide to collecting for scientific, craft, and ornamental purposes. Identification, mounting, display, many other aspects.

Growing Using Scented Geraniums

Several good books offer directions and specifications for making pressed flower
pictures. It is a Victorian art, now being revived, and one that many artists will find
rewarding. Pressed flowers and leaves are used on stationery and candles, ...


Author: Mary Peddie

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603425186

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 556

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Working with Elderly People

Additional attractions such as background music and refreshments can all help to
make it an enjoyable day. ... Some also include information about pressed
flowers for anyone who is interested in making pressed flower pictures or
greetings ...


Author: A. Murphy

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784620523

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 965

Care staff and voluntary workers in day centres and residential homes for elderly people have often expressed a need for a comprehensive, readable book to guide them through their first days and help them cope with any problems that may arise. This practical and imaginative handbook draws on the long experience of an occupational therapist working with elderly people in day centres. It provides a fund of advice on caring for people who may be frail, have communication difficulties or mobility problems. It describes how to design and organise a centre, how to use mobility aids and handle wheelchairs, how to move old people and adjust their hearing aids. The author even explains how to repair a wheelchair in an emergency. The second part of the book describes a huge range of stimulating activities, from craftwork and games to cookery, music and gardening, outings and exchanging reminiscences. Old people left with nothing to do rapidly lose their mental agility and interest in life. With a little encouragement, despite any disabilities, they can continue to acquire new interests and play a useful role in the community, and the materials and resources needed will often be donated or acquired very cheaply. The fully updated second edition is copiously illustrated with practical line drawings, and there is an extensive appendix providing useful addresses, helpful books and a listing of some of the conditions that may affect elderly people.

The Complete Book of Flowers

The first step in making your own herbarium is to press the flowers. ... Glue the
pressed flowers onto the page as described in the previous section on books. ...
Pressed. flower. pictures. One of my very special possessions is a tiny wild flower


Author: Denise Diamond

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556430795

Category: Nature

Page: 293

View: 460

Everyone who loves flowers will revel in The Complete Book of Flowers. Veteran horticulturalist Denise Diamond's magnificent compendium describes hundreds of creative ways to use flowers grown in home gardens or gathered in the countryside. This new updated edition includes 16 pages of color photographs; recipes which use flowers for taste and beauty; planting, growing, arranging, and drying advice; a rich lore of easy-to-understand botanical information; and lovely home decorating ideas.

Wildflower Field Guide and Press for Kids

Describes how to identify, pick, and preserve twenty-eight flowers common to North American back yards, parks, fields, and meadows.


Author: Carol Anne Campbell

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 1563052423

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 63

View: 883

Describes how to identify, pick, and preserve twenty-eight flowers common to North American back yards, parks, fields, and meadows.

The Book of Pressed Flowers

Making a Picture - When you first attempt to make a flower picture , allow The
basic instructions for making a flower picture are yourself plenty of time , plenty of
space and have outlined below . Once you have mastered the different
everything ...


Author: Penny Black

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: CORNELL:31924050307879

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 679

This extensively illustrated guide offers step-by-step advice for pressing all kinds of flowers and foliage and includes instructions for creating a wide range of crafts using pressed flowers

Information Bulletin

The art of making pressed flower pictures began over three hundred years ago in
England during the sixteenth century when botanists decided to record plants by
pressing and mounting them . From this historic , scholarly beginning , interest ...




ISBN: UIUC:30112019467726

Category: Agricultural extension


View: 299

The Arco Book of Dried and Pressed Flowers

The Fascination of Pressing Flowers TIIV of nettle suggested trees or bushes , so
I wondered if I could make a landscape . ... Posies still make charming pressed -
flower pictures but owing to the great interest in flower arranging we have ...


Author: Jane Derbyshire


ISBN: 0668035110

Category: Dried flower arrangement

Page: 96

View: 202

Pressed Flowers Through the Seasons

Making Pressed Flower Pictures took you through every step in the craft and
encouraged you to follow detailed instructions and flower design patterns. In this
second book, although we have given you one or two designs in each section
which ...


Author: Margaret Kennedy Scott

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003197138

Category: Art

Page: 111

View: 994

Gifts and Crafts from the Garden

You ' ll be tremendously inspired – it is an opportunity to see the ultimate
possibilities of using pressed flowers . Actually , one of the nicest aspects of
making pressed flower pictures is that sometimes the simplest ones seem the
best . One of ...


Author: Maggie Oster

Publisher: Outlet

ISBN: 0517093634

Category: Dried flower arrangement.

Page: 184

View: 221

Simple, step-by-step instructions can show anyone how to create more than one hundred lovely crafts from materials found in a garden.

Pressed Flower Decorations

details the door itself. If you are new to the craft of making pressed flower
decorations and are eager to try it , I suggest you start by making a picture . One
about 10 ...


Author: Margaret Meek


ISBN: 0672520613

Category: Dried flower arrangement

Page: 80

View: 390

Getting Started in Dried Flower Craft

Flowers and leaves dried in this manner will last for many years , and though
seldom used in arrangements , they are excellent for making pictures and
designs . The growing popularity of pressed - flower pictures is understandable .


Author: Barbara H. Amlick


ISBN: WISC:89048615710

Category: Dried flower arrangement

Page: 70

View: 788