Pressed Flowers from your Garden

A spray of pressed flowers

A spray of pressed flowers

If you love flowers and gardens, flower pressing makes the most perfect hobby. It’s both stimulating and therapeutic and it will give you all the scope you’ll ever need to express your creativity.

And you’ll be using the loveliest materials that nature has to offer.

Pressed flowers can easily be sourced from your own garden. And you don’t need to plant anything special either. Your garden will provide you with all the material you need.

You can learn how to press flowers quickly. And once you know how, there’s no end to the variety of ways in which you can use your pressed flowers.

Artistic collages of pressed flowers and greenery make the loveliest greeting cards and wedding invitations.  Read more

Tips for Designing Cards with Pressed Flowers

A curved design

A curved design

Designing cards with pressed flowers is very easy. Once you have pressed your flowers they are so pretty that half the work is already done for you.

But that being said there are a few little tips that can help you get the best from your pressed flowers.

It’s important for pressed flowers to look natural in a design.  Because don’t forget, pressed flowers are flat and one dimensional.

Curved leaves

Curved Leaves

So it’s important to create an impression of depth with curving lines.

A clever little trick I have discovered is to use elegantly coiled tendrils and curled leaves in my flower designs.

It gives them the natural flowing look I want and the designs soon take on a curved and even three-dimensional appearance.

Designing with Leaves and Greenery Read more