Shane Powers Pressed Botanicals

A Modern Way to Display Pressed Botanicals

This striking craft to showcase pressed flowers or leaves is found in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine.

 How to Make Modern Pressed Botanical Prints

The project couldn’t be easier even though it looks like a million bucks. This is to be expected as the project comes from crafter, designer, and stylist Shane Powers.  Shane has showcased his talents for Vogue Living, West Elm, and Martha Stewart Living, showcasing nature-inspired crafts (love!). His new book Bring the Outdoors In is available now in hardcover and Kindle edition.

Bring the Outdoors In Shane Powers

To make these beautiful art pieces, start by gathering some dried flowers or leaves. For a comprehensive tutorial on drying plants check out Preserving the Ornamental Garden.

Modern Pressed Botanicals

Next gather 2 clear panes of glass and clean them well. Arrange your plant material as you would display it and dab a wee bit of white glue to keep the pieces in place. Add second glass pane to the back of the first, sandwiching in the plants, and use friction tape or binder clips to secure it. Now, I’ve never heard of friction tape before but I think that electrical tape would also work well in this situation. Regardless, both can be found at the hardware store so head over there and grab what appeals to you.

For more detailed instructions and material lists, grab a copy of Martha Stewart Living for February 2013 and flip to page 92.

Martha Stewart Living February 2013

Published with permission from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc

About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Sheila @sZinteriors
    Sheila @sZinteriorsJanuary 31,13

    I love the idea of this, and it sure makes the botanicals pop! Just this morning I was thinking about doing up a project with fabric paint and botanicals… might have to rethink that now!

  2. Stevie
    StevieJanuary 31,13

    Yes it does, Shelia. I’m would love to see what you do with fabric paint though!

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