Read about our process of pressing flowers into framed garden art below these photos:
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Materials & Equipment
used to create
Pressed Flowers
Framed Art

If you are interested in purchasing our starter kit shown here
please
contact Janet

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1) Fresh flowers picked from the wild & our gardens.
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2) Flowers are placed between special high absorbancy Japanese rice paper pressing pads.
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3) Equipment
( special 100V vacuum pump from Japan available as part of our Starter Kit
& you will need to purchase separately a step up voltage transformer to convert 100V to US 120V is available at VoltageTramsformers.com )
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4) Making an arrangement on felt or rice paper
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5) Placing oxygen/moisture absorbers
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6) Positioning glass and mats on the arranged flowers
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7) Tacking/sealing foil to glass with special resin sealant
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8) Vacuum sealing process with special Japanese pump & step up transformer to match US voltage, removes all air and is the key to preserve the flowers colors for years to come
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9) Sealed foil to the glass completed
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10) Completed flowers sealed under glass. Mat placed on top, covered, ready for frame
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11) A Finished Final Work of Art
If you would like to try for yourself, we offer a Starter Kit with all the materials (except flowers and transformer) that you will need to create 20-25 (5x7) frames as illustrated above.
About our Process of Pressing Flowers into Framed Garden Art:
Our flowers are pressed & dried using flower drying pads from Japan. The high absorbency of the pads makes it possible to dry the flowers quickly, usually in 3-4 days. This allows the flowers to retain their colors. The pads may be reused over & over by a short session in a microwave oven to discharge the absorbed moisture.

After pressing, the flowers are arranged on felt or special rice paper. The final arrangement is then vacuum sealed between the frame's glass and a special airtight foil backing along with desiccant that absorbs any remaining moisture & oxygen. This vacuum sealing process, developed in Japan, protects the flowers from oxidizing and turning brown.

We offer a complete Starter Kit which includes the materials you will need (except flowers) to create 20-25 5x7 frames. If you are interested in purchasing our starter kit please
contact Janet

*Note: We include a special pump imported from Japan that runs on 100V. To operate safely in USA, a step up transformer must be used to adjust the voltage to 120V to match our US electrical system.
This step up Transformer is not included in our Starter Kit but may be obtained online at sites like
VoltageTransformers.com


Flowers sealed using this method will retain their natural look for many years. We also offer a step by step detailed Instructional DVD in our store.

A brief overview of how we create our unique & one of a kind pressed flower art is illustrated above

To Care for Your Framed Garden:
Please do not place in direct sunlight as this will fade the vibrancy of the colors. With proper care you can enjoy the touch of a summer garden in your home for years.