Episode 102: Press Your Flowers, Yo!

The Gals go a bit nutty over pressed flowers this week. It is always fun when they get this excited about something so this episode is heavy on silliness and laughter. You will learn about ways to preserver flowers that can’t be pressed as well as pressing flowers, building your own flower press, what flowers lend themselves to pressing, and get so many ideas for using pressed flowers you will probably be out picking flowers all day tomorrow… You will also learn about the first time Katie heard her mom swear and the strange new language Loni and Katie start speaking toward the end of the show.

To listen to this episode click here.

Go look at the gorgeous Pintrest board for this episode here.

This is the pressed flower art of Kerstin Stinson. It is gorgeous! Her webstite is kerstinstinson.com but appears to be over bandwidth at the time of this episode. Check back often and search for her on Pintrest to see more of her stunning work.

This is the pressed flower art of Kerstin Stinson. It is gorgeous! Her webstite is kerstinstinson.com but appears to be over bandwidth at the time of this episode. Check back often and search for her on Pintrest to see more of her stunning work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie explains how to make a flower press fairly well in this episode but we thought some of you might want links so here are several tutorials/ step-by-step demonstrations for you.

http://fullofgreatideas.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-make-flower-press.html
http://www.thevedahouse.com/2011/05/diy-make-your-own-flower-press/
http://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/woodworking-and-crafts/flower-press/project
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/nature/botanicals/homemade-flower-press/

Here is a link for the blotter paper you will need on Amazon (again, you can do it without but they turn out much nicer with). http://www.amazon.com/Artistic-Blotter-Style-Paper-Protector-Granite/dp/B01BHL3M1O?ie=UTF8&keywords=blotter%20paper&qid=1464569340&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3

Katie told a story about her mom pressing flowers at the beginning of the show and when she was editing and getting it ready to go up for listening she remembered that she still has a tiny little framed arrangement of flowers that her mom made over 35 years ago. This was made by Katie’s mom Joy, for a very close and beloved family friend, “Aunty Florence/Flo”. After Aunty Flo and Uncle Lynn passed away this made its way back to Katie (she isn’t really sure how). Again, this is at least 35 years old… probably closer to 37 so it has browned with age and can no longer be removed from the frame for fear of it crumbling. This was before good quality archival papers, glass, and glue were easily acquired things.

Katie told a story about her mom pressing flowers at the beginning of the show and when she was editing and getting it ready to go up for listening she remembered that she still has a tiny little framed arrangement of flowers that her mom made over 35 years ago. This was made by Katie’s mom Joy, for a very close and beloved family friend, “Aunty Florence/Flo”.

After Aunty Flo and Uncle Lynn passed away this made its way back to Katie (she isn’t really sure how). Again, this is at least 35 years old… probably closer to 37 so it has browned with age and can no longer be removed from the frame for fear of it crumbling. This was before good quality archival papers, glass, and glue were easily acquired things.

After Aunty Flo and Uncle Lynn passed away this made its way back to Katie (she isn’t really sure how). Again, this is at least 35 years old… probably closer to 37 so it has browned with age and can no longer be removed from the frame for fear of it crumbling. This was before good quality archival papers, glass, and glue were easily acquired things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you all have an amazing holiday weekend enjoying time with your family and friends. We here at Two Artsy Gals would like to thank all of our service men and women, and their families, for the sacrifices they have made. We are thinking of you and feeling love and gratitude this long weekend.

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Next week The Gals will be back to talk about making molds and what to do with the cool things you cast from them, so until next week… make some cool shit, yo!

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