Flowers – and how to preserve them

Spring has Sprung in the South of the world, and in my little slice the daffies, crocus, hellebores and camellias are flowering.

So, what better way to preserve these lovelies than suffocating them in silica sand for 7 days and drowning them in resin (to use in my art).

Dried Florals
Dried Flowers – silica sand still dusting them

Here’s a camellia that has just started her bath.

Camellia in Resin in Glass (1)
Resin – Layer 1

Once you have suffocated and drowned your flowers, you are ready to hang them.Β  Here’s a new method I am trialling using black organza ribbon – appropriate for hanging, don’t ya think!

For those who struggle with the trauma associated with suffocating, drowning, or hanging flowers – don’t despair, or feel blue, as inversion therapy can assist.

 

Note:Β  No flowers were harmed in the making of this post (well, not anymore than if you picked them from the garden and put them in a vase to slowly die from soil starvation).


6 thoughts on “Flowers – and how to preserve them

  1. skybright1 03/09/2019 / 9:10 pm

    Ha! Good writing but the flower protection protestors might be on your doorstep soon. However these artfully used flowers all look much prettier than the week old vase ones that I have to dispose of. And will cheer someone’s life a whole lot longer.

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    • Claudette 06/09/2019 / 8:08 pm

      Yes, those FPP’s are a bit of a worry πŸ™‚

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    • Claudette 06/09/2019 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you – just a little whimsy to help life flow πŸ™‚

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  2. Lily 04/09/2019 / 4:45 pm

    They’re beautiful, but I’m sure that the suffocation, drowning and hanging of innocent flowers, goes against the ‘Floral Convention act of 1902’.

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    • Claudette 06/09/2019 / 8:10 pm

      I feel you may have a point, but in my defence I am actually trying to get them to live for forever, unlike when I put them in a vase and they die in a week. Do you think the FC Act will take that into consideration? πŸ™‚

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