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GinaOfAllTrades June 1st, 2007 11:13 AM

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.

lovemyfamily0799 June 1st, 2007 11:16 AM

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.

Tamaralynnb June 1st, 2007 11:23 AM

try pressing them in a book, bot sure though if they have to be fresh for that. i have only done fresh ones

GinaOfAllTrades June 1st, 2007 12:45 PM

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.

lovemyfamily0799 June 1st, 2007 12:51 PM

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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