Here are some flowers and leaves I pressed on paper over the past week or so. Since I used my watercolor journals to press them, I didn’t want to disturb the process and hence, have not been painting or sketching. There was always something more “pressing” to do last week (pun intended). The begonias were not easy to press – their edges have browned already. The above two photos are of the arrangement as I glued it onto the paper. Below are the arrangements on black and white paper, while I was playing around with them.
It’s fun to press flowers and leaves and store them between wax paper and cardboard, to preserve for later art projects. I like incorporating them into my watercolor collages, as I did in my Botanical Holiday piece.
You can do this too; it’s easy and fun. Now’s a great time to collect some summer flowers and leaves for pressing. I have so much fun going for walks and looking for interesting bits of nature to press or paint.