Home » Articles » Blog » I Turn Old Flowers Into Art For A Living I Turn Old Flowers Into Art For A Living January 22, 2020 Tom Schamberger 26 Articles, Blog Tags: crafts, DIY, diy pressed flowers, dried flower, dried flowers, Entrepreneur, flowers, home decor, how to, how to dry flowers, how to press flowers, pressed flower art, pressed flowers, pressed flowers diy, pressed leaves, pressing flowers, small business, small business advice, small business ideas, small business tips, tutorial Previous: Papercutting | An introduction (Hello China #76) Next: Folding Origami Paper Crafts : How to Make an Origami Sailboat Related posts Paper Flower Wall Decor – Easy Wall Decoration Ideas – Paper craft – DIY Wall Decor1106 PLEASE LIKE SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE Marble Nail Art Tutorial (NO WATER!) Hi everybody! Welcome to my channel and today, I have a really easy nail art tutorial for you and we’re going to create a marble… About The Author Tom Schamberger 26 Comments Johnea Johnson says: January 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm First Reply Mali Kat says: January 17, 2020 at 4:01 pm Yessss presses flowers. ❤️ Reply Raja says: January 17, 2020 at 4:01 pm They are so pretty. My gma used to press flowers and we would find them in all kinds of books. Reply Nika says: January 17, 2020 at 4:01 pm Earlyyyy Reply Hajnalka Schmitter says: January 17, 2020 at 4:02 pm 1.like Reply MyRosie2007 says: January 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm I've done this. Over time the flowers turn pale and brown! Reply Artsy Caboodle says: January 17, 2020 at 4:14 pm This is really cool !!!! I am a young art YouTuber with big artistic dreams !!!! Supports are really appreciate !!! Reply Alina Bttv says: January 17, 2020 at 4:15 pm love this😍🥰 Reply ISwearToKira says: January 17, 2020 at 4:16 pm this is really cool to see the process. my grandmother used to press flowers and then put them between glass for her stained glass work. sort of similar to this! Reply Amy Mookerji says: January 17, 2020 at 4:25 pm It's a beautiful passion to have, teaching patience and visualization skills..❤️ touching nature! 🥀🌷🌺🏵️🌻 Reply Jenny Brown says: January 17, 2020 at 4:26 pm I feel sorry for those poor butterflys in some of her pieces we need pollinating insects now more than ever they are dying off due to global warming and pesticide use and she just glues them to her art poor things Reply Kit-Sakura says: January 17, 2020 at 5:20 pm Woah! These are wonderful!! 😀 <3 Reply Liliana Andrew says: January 17, 2020 at 5:48 pm Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply Hibiscus Angel says: January 17, 2020 at 6:07 pm Wish I had this done for my bouquet Reply loomonda18 says: January 17, 2020 at 6:23 pm Loved this video, I'm in the same position where I feel that nagging feeling in my heart for years of what I want to do… Thanks for the inspiration xo Reply Art BanDit says: January 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm She absolutely knows her stuff. Thank nifty for doing an I depth, voice over with details. Much easier to understand the how and why's. Reply Swan Creates says: January 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm Like a Boss Reply Amanda Snider says: January 17, 2020 at 10:39 pm I've been playing around with pressing flowers and I've discovered that the best method (for amateurs) is to take books without glossy paper, fold one or two pieces of printer paper in half and put the flowers and petals in the sandwich of paper, then put the sandwich in the center of the book. I've tried just stacking books but oddly, I discovered that I got the best results by putting the thin books (with flowers) under my mattress, laying over the boards of the box frame. Then, every day or two I take the book out and carefully take the paper sandwich out (do not open it until the flowers are dry, if the paper feels damp or cold they are not dry) and carefully I put it in the center of another book and put it under my bed again. I let the first book dry out then I repeat this process until they are dry. I've found doing this method will dry them out faster and keep their colour much better. Note, this will warble the pages of the book and likely also stain them. I've also noticed that having stems or the bases of the flowers (the head) will make them less likely to keep their colour as they dry. Either it's because too much liquid or potentially the plant is sucking the moisture back into the stem and it takes longer to dry. I've given up trying to press some flowers with their stems because of this. Reply debbie boring says: January 17, 2020 at 11:54 pm That is some good advice. Thanks for showing the pressed flowers I think they look so nice. Reply joanna prevost says: January 18, 2020 at 2:37 am This was really enlightening! Such beautiful natural art with meaning. Thanks for doing your passion and loving it, it shows in your work 😁 Reply Be Happy says: January 18, 2020 at 3:36 am These are beautiful!! Reply Shannon Fikes says: January 18, 2020 at 4:34 pm What a neat story, thank you Lacie for sharing it with us! I'm so happy that you put your dream into a reality!! That achievement by itself is very empowering……… Plus, what you do is very unique & it makes it that much more special!😉😉 In all my years, I have never come across a business like yours!! Here's to many, many, many more years of living your dream!! Cheers Lacie!! Reply marilyn bloom says: January 19, 2020 at 6:50 am I also love flowers my name is Marilyn in boom I love making everything with flowers thank you for sharing I also press flowers enjoy Reply marilyn bloom says: January 19, 2020 at 6:50 am Oh but I mainly work with paper flowers Reply Artfulgirl says: January 19, 2020 at 10:20 am Thank 🌷you 🌹Lacie for 🌸sharing 🍀your Art and 🌿Story 🌼with us and 🌻your 🥀encouragement! 🌺 Reply Julia Beth Larson says: January 20, 2020 at 11:38 pm Love this video! What an amazing artistry! ❤️ Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.