If you have wondered how to dry flower petals with parchment paper, then you are going to love this article! I love using flowers and flower petals from the bouquets I’m lucky enough to get for a birthday or other special occasion. You don’t always have to use the entire bloom or bud. Flowers petals look great in resin jewelry and crafts!
Step 1: Select your petals
Pick several fresh petals and place them onto parchment paper. If you want to see what the original bouquet for these flowers looked like, you can see it in how to dry flowers with silica gel beads.
Step 2: Cover the petals
After placing the flowers onto the sheet of parchment paper, cover them with another layer of parchment paper. Fold a larger piece of parchment paper and place the flower ‘sandwich’ inside the folded piece of paper. Then, rest the sandwich onto a piece of cardboard. Next, place a heavy book on top. If you want to see pictures, I used the same technique when I dried flower petals using contact paper. Change the outer parchment paper layer every two to three days because of moisture. You don’t want the flower petals to mold.
Step 3: Uncover the petals
This is the fun part of how to dry flower petals with parchment paper — the reveal! This is how the flowers looked after drying for 2 weeks with parchment paper.
Easy. All I needed was parchment paper and a heavy book.
Colors changed some, but not as much as it seemed to with other methods.
Took two weeks to dry.
Still require monitoring. I had to make sure to change the paper every couple of days. Certainly not a project I could walk away from for two weeks.
Overall, I think I’m happy with the process. The colors preserved well and these are ready to use in clear resin.
Have you dried flower petals with parchment paper? What has been your result?
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