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Step Five:
Once your paint has dried it is time to cut the cardboard. The cardboard is used to draw moisture away from the flowers, keep your wood from rotting, and allow for multiple flowers to be pressed at the same time depending on how many layers of cardboard you cut. Make sure that your pieces fit within the four holes you drilled. I have found that for smaller presses three pieces of cardboard is best.
If you use wingnuts instead of the plain flat nuts, it will be easier to tighten & loosen your press.
That's cool! Looks so easy and beautifully painted :)
Thank you! :D
I used to have a flower press as a kid, I loved it! It had different kinds of papers in it, I guess as blotters to take out the moisture of the flowers. Great tip to use pre-cut wood shapes!

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