Keeping the colour in Pressed flowers – 7 tips that work
The secret of colour retention lies in the picking and the pressing of the flowers and in these 7 points. Follow these basic rules and you will find that your flowers keep their colour well.
How to Preserve the Colour in Pressed Flowers naturally
I have always maintained that the big secret about flower pressing is to try as far as possible to keep the natural color of your pressed flowers. The picture above is a photograph of a collage of flowers that have kept their colour very well.
In my opinion, there should be no artificial colouring, painting of flowers or touching up. So obviously I don’t recommend paints of any sort. The beauty lies in preserving the natural unspoiled look of the flowers.
Not only do I firmly believe this but you will also find that it will play a very important role in your marketing strategy. People are very eco-friendly today and often give preference to natural and organic products
The natural country look is a real and growing trend worldwide and you can cash in on it. You’ll soon find that your natural, colourful flower cards will attract a lot of attention.
However, if you’ve ever tried to press flowers before, you will have discovered that many flowers lose their colour after pressing.
So before you start trying to press everything in sight, it’s important to know which ones give the best results.
You certainly don’t want to discover that the pressings you made a few months ago have all gone black and mouldy! And this can happen only too often.
I have 7 tips to help you preserve the colour of your pressed flowers.
Join us for free lessons in flower pressing at Buds and Tendrils:
The Easy Flower Pressing Course