Pressed Vinca Flowers

The Periwinkle is blooming and I wanted to use my microwave flower press. I also pressed the flowering pear blooms’ and leaves. I created the bg with water colors mixed on glass mat then smooched on to white cs. Once dry, I dry embossed with geometric stencil. The flowers became very single colored so I spritzed them with gold shimmer spray. With the over spray of gold on the glass mat, I smooched the cs piece. Attached the leaves and flowers with white glue, added white enamel dots for flower stamen and mounted sentiment strip. Rubbed the edges of focal piece and dot pp with black ink pad. Mounted these on white cs base.

I have not used this flower press much but this was a fun project and I am happy with the monochromatic look of the finished piece, even though it has touches of gold and green foliage. It was a little surprising that the petals stayed so intense in color.

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14 thoughts on “Pressed Vinca Flowers”

  1. Your pressed flowers turned out wonderfully. The colors look great. I really like the gold splatter on the focal panel as well as your dotted swiss background.

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  2. Such beautiful flowers! I used to place flowers in a book, but never on a card. Lovely background with the gold and dotted piece.

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    1. My grandmother had given me a card when I was in my 20’s that she had purchased with real pressed pansies and I still remember it. Was not able to save it, too many moves and miles but it is still vivid in my mind. That is what made me get the microwave press. Now waiting for flowers to bloom and be just right for picking.


  3. I love doing pressed flowers. I run my hibiscus through my embossing machine on water color paper that I have spritzed with water. It’s so fun. I’m glad you were my neighbor on Pammie’s Inky Pinkies and that you visited my blog. That was special!

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  4. This is gorgeous, Bonnie ! Love your pressed flowers. Never heard about microwave press, when I was young I used to press flowers and leaves in books and I also remembered to have cards with real pressed flowers. Your background is also very beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at the Rainbow Card Challenge.

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