Intro: Flower Crystallization
This instructable explains the basics of fresh flowers crystallization.
One day I have tried to doped a flower in a mixture I use to crystallize objects and impressive crystals have grown on the flower.
After seeing the results, I've been asked by some friends to do some crystallized flowers for their wedding decoration.
Today I am sharing with you my discoveries.
Step 1: Material
- Fresh Flowers
- Alum Salt (also called potassium Alum)
- Kettle or anything to boil water
Step 2: Boil Water
First you need to boil water.
You can use either normal or distilled water. From experience it seems that distilled water make bigger crystals.
Step 3: Dissolve Alum Salt Into Hot Water
Fill half a jar with Alum salt and complete with hot water.
Stir the mixture to dissolve the maximum of Alum salt.
Step 4: Put the Flower in the Mixture
Wait until the mixture temperature goes under 110°F - 45°C
If you put the flower in a liquid too hot it may change the color or aspect.
Then put the flower upside down in the jar and fix it so it doesn't touch the bottom of the jar.
Step 5: Wait for Crystallization
Crystals takes about 4 hours to grow.
The more you wait, the bigger crystals will be.
Step 6: Remove the Flower and Let It Dry
Remove carefully the flower from the jar.
Then let the flower dry upside down.
Once completely dry, crystals will be stronger attached to the flower.
Step 7: Admire Crystals
Crystals will have different shape and size.
The best way to admire them is to go to a place with a lot of light.
Step 8: Video
Watch the result in video.
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