Fern leaves look great
in pressed flower pictures. They add a delicate touch to any picture
with their fine filigree patterns that look like lace.
Little bits of
neatly tucked in behind your flowers will enhance your designs and
provide a full and natural looking background.
Unfortunately, the problem with pressing ferns is that the color fades
rather quickly to a yellowy brown.
If you like the vintage look of old lace you will easily be able
to acquire this filigree effect with your pressed ferns. And this is a
lovely effect in its own way. But if you want your ferns to stay green
you will have to work more carefully.
Preserve the colour of your pressed fern leaves
Because fern leaves are so delicate you will have to press them and
use them quickly before they have dried out too much.
Then seal them carefully according to the methods that I have
explained in “Flower Pressing Secrets.” This is a very important step
that will help to preserve their rich green color.
Types of fern to press
The best types of fern to press are the fine varieties such as
Don’t attempt to use the stiffer types of fern such as sword fern or
tree ferns as these are too heavy and rigid in appearance and they
will spoil your designs.
A Tip for pressing ferns
Fern spores or seeds in ripe leaves are clearly visible on the
undersides of the leaves.
Make sure that you place your fern leaves right side up so that you
don’t see the spores which turn brown and give the fronds a spotty
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