After we posted the other day about how London-based designers Mike Pollard and Rika Yamasaki of MR Studio make old-fashioned pressed floral artworks that look entirely modern, the two offered to share tips on the technique they use to preserve flowers’ vivid colors:
Photography via MR Studio.
Above: “Getting rid of the moisture from the flowers and leaves quickly is the most important thing in making the colors as fresh as possible. This is why it’s important to press as soon after picking as possible too,” says MR Studio London.
For a full list of materials to use to press flowers, see Pressed Flowers Tutorial.
Above: Tips on technique: use blotting paper and press flowers as soon as possible. For step-by-step instructions, see Pressed Flowers Tutorial.
A large sheet of white Cosmos Blotting Paper measuring 24 by 38 inches is $2.73 from Dick Blick.
Above: Available from MR Studio London’s Etsy shop, a Pressed Flower Geranium Risograph is £9.50.