by W. Eugene Burkhart Jr.
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More than a how-to guide, this book not only covers techniques for pressing and drying flowers and foliage, but also provides ideas for interesting and attractive compositions. It gives clear step-by-step instructions for drying flowers, using clamped flower presses, books, or microwave presses, with projects for every skill level. Designs range from a single bloom preserved as a botanical specimen to two-dimensional pressed-flower garden scenes, and cutwork designs using pieces of colored petals in mosaic-like images.
Spiral bound to lie open flat while you work. With color photographs throughout, it shows every step in detail, as well as examples of common flowers, leaves and plants after pressing, and a gallery of pressed-flower designs.
Hardcover, 9" x 11", 159 pages, 2008.