MORE PRESSEDPLANT TIPS:
YOU CAN HAVE CLEAR GLASS FRAMES CUSTOMIZED AT FRAMING SHOPS. IT IS BEST TO POSITION THE PLANTS YOURSELF BEFORE THEY SEAL IT.
• Bigger leaves, flowers, and plants can take two to three weeks to dry properly.
• You may use a microwave to dry small blooms for quick pressing.
• Roses are notoriously difficult to press, so look for flowers with flat petals. Some examples of flowers that press well are tulips, cosmos, Calla Lilies, Alstromeria, Freesias, Lisianthus.
• Leaves that press well include those from Asparagus Fern, Sword Fern, Leather Leaf Ferns, Dusty Miller, Pepper Tree leaves, Maidenhair Fern, Lily Grass, Monstera Deliciosa leaves and certain Philodendrons.
• Herbs and young vegetable leaves press well, too, and look great as part of kitchen décor.
• Pressed flowers and leaves fade with time, so display them out of direct sunlight to prolong their life.
• Glass is the most obvious choice for frames, but Perspex is equally effective.