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A few comments about the problem as a whole, before I address your specific question... You are attempting to encapsulate something in a clear resin shell. That shell lacks any distinct shape, being comprised of flat planes and soft organic curves. It does not contain any sharply detailed features or surface textures. In short, the shell probably does ...


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If a flattened flower is okay for your purpose; you could adopt techniques from herbarium-sheet preparation. Keep the flowers in a fold of a diary or hardbound old notebook. Change their position every day (if flower is larger or jucier, you could use newspapers since entire papers should be changed at few to 6 hours interval at start days, latter intervals ...


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There are a few things to keep in mind, starting with which rose to pick for drying: Roses that are too old, too wide open or about to loose their petals will have a higher tendency to fall apart after drying. Wide open flower heads will collapse during drying. Also the then clumped-together petals have a higher risk of staying moist too long and getting ...


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The following might be suboptimal, but it worked several times for me (and is purely empirical): Set the microwave at minimum power. Put the flower in a folded paper towel which you place in a tupperware. Put the tupperware a few seconds in the microwave. Open the tupperware, change the paper towel and dry the vapor in the tupperware. Restart ...


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I lack both the chemistry and botany knowledge to address you question directly. @ChrisH's comment suggests that your phosphorus pigments won't wick up through the stems like the compounds in the referenced article do. Have you considered applying the pigment directly to the flower petals using either a paintbrush or airbrush? Since you are planning to ...


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I discovered that by simply cutting the stems and adding black dye to the vase and simply placing the roses in the vase will color them black. I tried this and it works great. You can dye the flowers by placing the stems in dye-enhanced water


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Using microwave doesn't actually dry, but either burns or cooks the flower. I tried different levels. The best way is to let it dry by its own. I use a box I custom made with glass, and the box is left with a small gap at the bottom for the moisture to escape. The box is to be kept outside in direct sunlight, which naturally dries the flower. It takes less ...


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