Crafty inconsequential randomness in all its glory
Friday, August 27, 2010
For a while now I have been meaning to try flower pounding with the maniacs. I've seen several beautiful posts on it and it seemed so simple....
First we gathered some beautiful flowers and leaves from our gardens.
Arranging some flowers for first attempt.
The results on my first attempt.
Then Lil' Mermaid started pounding away.
Then Hot Rod had a turn.
We used watercolor paper and followed the basic directions that we've found in various location and yet.....they did not turn out as vivid as we thought they would be.
They are pretty (although my shady photos don't do them justice) but we all agreed we needed to consult a flower pounding expert. So the kids took the rest of the flowers and put them into their presses......
No floral waste here. We'll have to check in on them in a few weeks and see what these pressed flowers become.
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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