Hannah got married back in December 2019 and approached me the following summer to see if I could recreate and preserve her flowers for her…

The little white ranunculus and pink blossom are sadly only in season during the winter and spring months, so we had to sit tight and wait for them to come back into season…

Hannah’s patience was rewarded… I couldn’t be happier with the pressing results on these flowers, as ranunculus have lots of petals and can turn brown if not pressed quickly. I hung the presses¬†on radiators in my studio, that lovely warmth that trickles out all day is perfect for preserving and removing the moisture content quickly, you could try this yourself at home…

The dainty pink blossom held its colour well as they dry quickly. And believe it or not, thistles press really well too, even though they’re quite large, they don’t have a high moisture content, preserving that lovely dusty blue colour.