Tips For Scrapbooking Flowers

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Scrapbooking flowers is a process of pressing and drying flowers in a press. Use flowers in scrapbooking with tips from a gardener and nursery owner in this free video on flowers. View Video Transcript

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Jessica Smith

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Hi, my name's Jessica Smith. I'm with Bland's Nursery, in West Jordan, Utah, and today we're talking about pressing flowers and using them in your scrapbooks. When pressing flowers, for the most part I would try many different varieties, but flat types of flowers like the Coreopsis here would do best for you, because they're going to be flattened out. The best thing to use when pressing flowers is actually a flower press, and you can pick these up at your craft stores. And you'd lay them down; your cut flowers in there, and get a little dimension also with it. Take a little bit of the stalk, and when pressing it down put this so that you still got a stalk that you could work with around your scrapbooking page, and put, draw a few little leafs in, or you can actually press the leafs and to display em' around your pictures. One year, my kids and I when we were camping gathered some wildflowers, and we put them in around our scrapbooking pictures so that we could remember that the flowers, what the flowers were around the camp area that we went to. Sometimes the flowers will take different times to dry, so you need to check them. Follow the label directions in your flower press. Then after they've been pressed and ready to go, arrange them on your scrapbooking page, and make sure you take some Modge Podge and put it over so that they don't bleed, and they are, they're able to stick down to the page, because they can become very fragile. Check out your local craft store for the flower press, and all those instructions that it'll have with it, your Modge Podge, and then just get creative and start with all different types of flowers. You'll see which ones will work for you, and which ones don't.