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J WEBSTER
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Wednesday, February 05, 2003
03:45:27
Subject: roses
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i have 2 roses which dried naturally about a year ago. I now wish to put them in a photo frame but relaise that they will disintegrate with time. What can i use to seal them and stop them crumbling apart?


FlowerMan
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Thursday, February 06, 2003
22:36:31
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They should not 'disintegrate' if they were properly dried. Over time they will loose their color, which would suggest that sunlight (or rather the lack of), should be considered. We do not recommend any type of sprays. Proper drying up front is definitely the most important.

Good luck.

Flower Man


JO WEBSTER
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Friday, February 07, 2003
02:57:27
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Thank you for your reply. As i haven't dried my two roses properly in the first place do you think getting them pressed would be ok, so they may be placed in the photo frame flat? If so, where can I get a good pressing kit?


FlowerMan
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Friday, February 07, 2003
11:40:23
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I am sorry, I misunderstood.

A rose is an awfully large (e.g. thick) flower to press. I do not know a whole lot about pressing but here are some of my thoughts.

I have seen where people press just the petals and then arrange the pressed petals back in a form that represents the flower. When pressing, you want to use paper that wicks moisture away readily. I know that there is a somewhat thick paper to use but not sure where to find it (stamp collectors also use it to press their stamps). It aids in both wicking and non-sticking of the material. Then simply use books as weight.

Not sure if this helps,

Flower Man


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