Resin Art Techniques & Tips

Dry Flowers For Resin Art At Home - A Step By Step Guide

by Jai Jain on Feb 20, 2024

How To Dry Flowers For Resin Art

For those who love to create resin art, incorporating dried flowers adds an enchanting touch, preserving a moment of beauty indefinitely. However, the process of drying flowers requires care and precision to ensure they retain their vibrancy and form.

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In this guide, we'll explore the importance of using the right methods to preserve your favorite flowers for resin art, highlighting two effective techniques: pressing flowers and preserving them in a 3D manner.

Why the Right Method To Dry Flowers For Resin Matters

Preserving flowers for resin art isn't just about retaining their visual appeal; it's also about honoring the memories and emotions they evoke. Choosing the wrong method/ silica gel to dry flowers or neglecting proper techniques can result in,

  • faded colors
  • wilted petals
  • mold growth
  • improper curing of resin due to moisture
  • cloudiness in finished resin product

diminishing the beauty you hoped to capture.

Pressing Flowers

Pressing flowers is one of the oldest methods of preserving botanical specimens. It's a simple yet effective technique that involves flattening flowers between absorbent materials to remove moisture and maintain their shape. Here's how to do it:

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  1. Selecting Flowers: Choose fresh flowers with vibrant colors and minimal blemishes. Flowers with flat petals, such as daisies or pansies, work well for pressing.

  2. Preparation: Place the flowers between layers of absorbent paper, such as blotting paper or parchment paper. Arrange them carefully, ensuring they don't overlap.

  3. Pressing: Apply pressure to the flowers by placing heavy books or a flower press on top. Leave them pressed for 1-2 weeks in a dry, well-ventilated area.

  4. Check for Dryness: After the pressing period, carefully remove the flowers and check for dryness. If they still feel moist, replace the absorbent paper and continue pressing.

At Pourfect, we do have a unique collection of Pressed Flowers, ready to use in resin art. You can check the vibrant collection of pressed flowers here.

Preserving in 3D

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For those seeking to preserve flowers in their full three-dimensional glory (typically seen in varmala preservation), there are specialized products like Flora Dry by Pourfect. Flora Dry is a proven solution for preserving flowers, ensuring they retain their natural shape, color, and texture for resin art.

The world has moved on, and so shall we? Why just use the traditional pressing technique when you can preserve flower as-is in current times?

Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can do it, at home, with ease:

Prepare the Air Tight Container

Begin by selecting an airtight container large enough to accommodate your flowers. Ensure that it's clean and dry before use.

Layer Flora Dry

Add a layer of Flora Dry to the bottom of the container. This absorbent material will help to draw out moisture from the flowers.

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Arrange the Flowers

Carefully place your selected flowers on top of the Flora Dry layer. Arrange them in a single layer, making sure they don't overlap or touch the sides of the container.

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Cover with Flora Dry

Once the flowers are in place, cover them completely with more Flora Dry. Make sure they are fully immersed in the drying agent to facilitate thorough drying.

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Seal the Container

Close the container tightly to create an airtight seal. This will prevent moisture from entering the container and interfering with the drying process.

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Allow Drying Time

Leave the container undisturbed for 5-7 days, depending on the moisture content of the flowers. Check periodically to assess their dryness.

Check for Readiness

After the designated drying period, carefully remove the flowers from the container. They should now be moisture-free and ready to be used in resin art projects.

By following the Flora Dry process, you can effectively preserve your favorite flowers for resin art, ensuring they maintain their vibrancy and shape. This straightforward method allows you to capture the beauty of fresh blooms in stunning resin creations, adding a touch of nature's elegance to your artistic endeavors.

What To Do With Used Flora Dry?

After using Flora Dry to preserve your flowers for resin art, you might wonder what to do with the remaining product. Rather than disposing of it, you can easily reuse Flora Dry to dry more flowers in the future. Here's a simple step-by-step guide:

  1. Transfer the Flora Dry along with any residual moisture to a microwave-safe container. Spread it out evenly to ensure uniform heating.

  2. Microwave the Flora Dry on high for 10-15 seconds. Keep a close eye on it to prevent overheating.

  3. After microwaving, check the Flora Dry for any remaining moisture. It should feel dry to the touch and free of clumps.

  4. Allow the Flora Dry to cool before storing it in an airtight container. Ensure that it's completely cool to prevent condensation.

By microwaving the Flora Dry, you can effectively remove any residual moisture, rejuvenating it for future use. This simple step extends the lifespan of your Flora Dry, allowing you to continue preserving flowers for resin art with ease.


In conclusion, whether you're seeking to preserve the cherished memories of a wedding varmala, the beauty of flowers from your favorite destination, or tokens of love from a special someone, it's essential to do so with care and precision. Using the right preservation method ensures that these precious blooms retain their allure for years to come, allowing you to encapsulate moments of joy and affection in resin art pieces. With products like Flora Dry by Pourfect, you can trust in the reliability and effectiveness of the preservation process, ensuring the vibrant colors and delicate forms of your beloved flowers are safeguarded with the utmost care.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Flora Dry over other products for preserving flowers?

Flora Dry stands out among other preservation products for several reasons. Firstly, its advanced formula is specifically designed to effectively remove moisture from flowers while preserving their natural colors and shapes. Additionally, Flora Dry offers user-friendly application and consistent results, making it a reliable choice for preserving flowers for resin art. With Flora Dry, you can trust that your cherished blooms will be safeguarded with care and precision, ensuring stunning results in your resin creations.

How many times can Flora Dry be reused?

Flora Dry by Pourfect is designed to be reusable, providing an economical and sustainable solution for flower preservation. By microwaving Flora Dry to remove any residual moisture between uses, you can extend its lifespan and continue to enjoy its benefits for multiple flower preservation projects. In fact, Flora Dry can typically be reused 3-4 times or more, depending on the extent of use and maintenance.