I already wrote about drying flowers in the microwave and about flower pounding, here at how to press flowers, leaves and herbs you can find general and comprehensive tips, there are some that I want to try out ;-)
And what to do then with the pressed flowers and leaves?
That is what I did:
On the picture you see a little ‘piece of art’ that was meant originally as a card but is much to time-consuming for this: it is a Clematis petal pressed in an old phone book, embellished with self-made decorative paper and hand embroidery.
Here I’ve pressed a leek leaf in an old phone book, too, and embroidered it.
I don’t know what kind of leaf this is, but I combined it with self-made decorative paper, self-made ‘papyrus’ and hand embroidery.