Tuesday, September 30, 2008

underneath the lights

am thinking of visiting the flower market again,
want to make some more dried hydrangea.....


ashlee 魚 said...

oh, how do you dried flowers? can u teach me, please?

aileen :: motu said...

oh i am not sure if my method is the proper method or not... but surely can share with you!

i usually wait until the flowers are at their prime before i start the drying process. i think if you start when the flower is either too "green" or too "mature", the result will not be as satisfactory cos you need to factor in the fact that the flower will shrink when dried.

then, tie a piece of string around the end of the stem of the flower (make sure it is tight enough so that the flower won't fall down). make a loop at the other end of the string so that you can hang it up easily (place the loop onto a hook or something similar).

next, hang the flower upside down. it's best to place it in an area that has good ventilation and dry. i usually place the flowers next to the window so that the wind can help fasten the drying process. i think the bathroom is not a good idea. too humid.

finally, it is just waiting waiting and waiting... a lot of patience required... you will need to keep checking by feeling the flower petals and stems.... when they are no longer soft and moist but stiff, it's DONE!

try try la!!!