The Modern Flower Press: Capturing the Beauty of Nature

The Modern Flower Press: Capturing the Beauty of Nature

The Modern Flower Press: Capturing the Beauty of Nature

The Modern Flower Press: Capturing the Beauty of Nature


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A modern look at a stunning assortment of blooms and the art you can create with a simple flower press

A contemporary look at flowers, flower pressing, and floral arranging, The Modern Flower Press is a stunning collection of pressed flower techniques and the art you can make with them. Exploring a range of specific blooms, authors Amy Fielding and Melissa Richardson take readers through the process of pressing flowers, the proper techniques to use, the tools needed, and most importantly, the lovely works you can create.

Filled with projects inspired by the changing seasons, this book is both a catalog of gorgeous flowers and a practical guide to working with their beauty. Fielding and Richardson offer detailed information, with a specific focus on composition, color, and form. From decorated window panes to letters and postcards, the end results are simply enchanting. Whether you're a gardener, floral enthusiast, or simply a nature lover, this incredible gift book has something for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647008307
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 08/16/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 256
File size: 72 MB
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About the Author

Amy Fielding and Melissa Richardson own the South London–based floral design studio and store Jam Jar Florals, a shop offering an inspiring collection of botanically inspired gifts and housewares. They create floral designs for events, weddings, and freelance assignments, and love nothing more than to tell stories with flowers. With a large and engaged following, they're the perfect authors to bring this gorgeous craft to readers.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction 9

Nigella 12

Mulberry 14

Hellebore 18

GUIDE: Pressing Tools 22

Herbarium 24

Carl Linnaeus 32

GUIDE: Pressing Flowers 34

Snowdrop 42

Pressing Wildflowers 46

Narcissus 48

Fritillaries 52

GUIDE: Mounting Pressed Flowers 54

Bluebell 58

GUIDE: Decorative Tiles 62

Primula 64

Violet 68

GUIDE: Projects for a Personal Touch 72

Foxglove 84

Fern 88

GUIDE: Fern Stamp 94

Rakesprogress 96

Cosmos 104

Anemone 108

Devon 114

Geranium 120

Poppy 122

Lampshades 126

Weed or Flower 130

GUIDE: Growing for Pressing 136

Iris 144

Cornflower 148

Marigold 152

Sketch Facade 158

Rose 166

Joseph Banks 174

Ranunculus 178

Oshibana 182

Lily 184

Decorating Furniture 188

Carnation 190

Rosa Banksiae Triptych 194

Botanical Heroines 198

GUIDE: Cyanotype Printing 212

Tulip 218

Jasmine 224

Sketch Mayfair Windows 228

Sweet Pea 236

GUIDE: Pressed Flower Windows 240

Daisy 244

GUIDE: Weddings 248

Orchid 254

Taking Care of Nature 258

Lightbox Commission 262

Nature Printing 266

Transience 272

A Conversation with Nick Knight 274

Author Biographies 276

Index 280

Picture Credits 285

Acknowledgments 286

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