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How can I dry my roses properly?

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 ...
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What's a good way to preserve live roses?

You need to dry the rose as soon as possible, before it wilts. If the air in your home is dry and warm, hang the rose upside down over a heater or in front of an AC outlet by a piece of yarn you tie ...
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Can I cast a glow in the dark flower in resin?

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 ...
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How to maximize the post-dried life expectancy of flowers?

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 ...
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Tips for pressing flowers using a microwave

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 ...
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How can I properly dye rose petals?

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 ...
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How can I make my flowers glow in the dark?

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 ...
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How can I properly dye rose petals?

If these are silk rose petals, I might try using some Rit or other fabric dye (the cheap kind you get in the little boxes at some hardware stores). I would put them in a zip-lock bag, pour in enough ...
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Tips for pressing flowers using a microwave

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 ...
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