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June 1st, 2007, 11:13 AM
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If so, do you dry your own?

I want to dry some of the flowers from my bouquet and memorial centerpiece for the wedding album, but don't know how to do it. Quick and easy would be great.
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June 1st, 2007, 11:16 AM
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I've only used the ones that you find in the section with the card making supplies. I can never figure out to dry them without them breaking up or being bulky. I hope someone here has some better suggestions, because that would be a really great idea.
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June 1st, 2007, 11:23 AM
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try pressing them in a book, bot sure though if they have to be fresh for that. i have only done fresh ones
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They are fresh. I have them in the fridge until I figure out how to do it. I heard that you can do it in the microwave using silica gel but not sure how well.
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June 1st, 2007, 12:51 PM
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I know you can use silica gel to help them keep their shape and color. You put them in a container that can be sealed (like a glad wear container) and then place the gel around the flower and in between the petals as best a possible and store it for a month or so. But I am not sure how to use the gel to get the flattened surface you would need for the scrapbook. I know you can put them in a book and place heavy objects on the book. But I still would be so scared that they would break.

Maybe you can flatten them out for a day or two where they still have their moisture, and then place them in a container with the gel to dry out. But I am not certain this would work for sure.
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