The beauty of nature is in so many things around us. From personal care products to crafts, it’s a no-brain’er that natural products are on the rise. At Canvas ETC., we’re bringing a little bit of nature to you through our khadi paper with pressed flower paper.
Our khadi paper with plant material makes for a great gift for yourself or a loved one. With drying flowers pressed within the pages, this cotton rag paper is lovely for any nature enthusiast.
This fine selection of paper cards with envelopes has been handcrafted by artisans. The natural flower paper carries dried cornflowers within its pages, adding a stunning effect for many uses. Let your next letter stand out with these khadi paper letters and envelopes.
Pressed Flower Paper: Preservation
Pressed flower preservation has occurred for centuries! In early days, Greek and Roman nature enthusiasts would press plants and flowers between paper towel or books. They would place the flower within something for long enough so that over time, it would remain preserved.
Sometimes, these preservations would be hung within frames for decor or studied by botanist and nature lovers alike. Early botanists would construct presses that would have their plant and flowers clippings between pages and held together with bolts and wood so that the plants would stay down. These pressings would later transfer into journals or added to frames for reference.
During the Victorian era, it was extremely common for women to press flowers in between books or simply hang them with twine as decor. This tie to nature led to the making of pressed paper flower.
Drying flowers and mixing them to make paper was ideal for those who wanted to send unique letters or add a stunning statement to a page. Overall, pressed flower paper is an extraordinary product.
How to Dry Flowers
There are many ways to dry flowers. Some of the most tried and true ways are:
Microwave: Use cat litter and a microwave to preserve the color and shape of your flowers! Place the flowers in a microwavable bowl, then cover with about 3 to 4 cups of kitty litter. The litter helps with the moisture released from the flowers. Once the litter cools, dust off your dried flowers!
Silica Gel: Whenever you buy particular products like shoes or bags, they usually include silica gel packets. These packets help suck dampness from items. They will also assist in drying your flowers and keeping the color of them intact!
Air Dry: Whether hanging them upside down or keeping them in a dry vase, flowers can air dry to become preserved. Either method will dry out your flowers so that they can be kept for a long time to come.
The most well known way for preserving flowers is by pressing them! Placing them in between thick books and paper towel will allow you to work with the flowers later for crafts and projects.
Pressed Paper Flower Paper Crafting
Pressed flowers add a beautiful addition to any application. Once you’ve pressed your flowers flat and dried them, they are added to virtually anything.
Our khadi paper and envelopes house pressed paper flower within the paper itself. This is a common crafting technique that utilizes pressed flowers.
You can use epoxys, glues and resins to put pressed flowers within chairs, tables and all sorts of furniture. This elevates your style and gives a remarkable natural look to your aesthetic!
All in all, there’s many uses for pressed flowers. They’re use in crafts amplifies nature in ordinary items.
Uses for Square Khadi Paper with Pressed Flowers
Our square khadi pressed flower paper embellished with real cornflowers is perfect for a number of uses, including:
- Stationery: This great khadi offering is ideal for writing letters to all of your nearest and dearest. Your pen pal will be pleasantly surprised when they see the beautifully handcrafted paper envelope emblazoned with little flowers! Send a little love with our square khadi paper with pressed flowers to spread the cheer.
- Wall Art: Brush your favorite quote on top of this natural cotton rag paper with flowers and hang it on your wall! Enhancing your space with beautiful natural wall art adds a level of peace and calm to your life. It will also remind you to visit the great outdoors more often!
- Painting/Drawing: Use this fine khadi paper for your latest artwork! As khadi paper is made from cotton rags, it soaks up oil paints, pens, pencils and other tools well within its page. It helps with the preservation of your work as well. Become inspired by its natural look with the edition of the cornflowers!
This and many more uses make our khadi paper with pressed cornflowers a great choice to seek out your creative side!
Khadi Paper and Pressed Flowers
Our khadi paper offerings are carefully made by professional hand-crafters. These pages are artfully made to include pressed paper flower within the pages for your every use. Seek out the beauty of these cards and share them with all of your favorite people.
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