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You should choose flowers that are free of moisture, in perfect condition, and free of insects for pressing.
Flowers that work best are the ones that only have a few petals, such as pansies or violas. Flowers that naturally appear flat will also work well for pressing. Flowers with large, hard centers generally do not work well when pressed.
When pressing flowers, remember that the flowers must remain pressed until they lose all of their moisture. You will know they have lost their moisture when they feel papery to the touch.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|