Flower preservation is a two-step process:
Step One is the drying process, where your flowers are pretreated, and placed in our drying trays for several weeks. When they come out of the drying trays, each flower is individually cleaned and prepared for for preservation and framing!
Step Two is the creation of your keepsake. It is important to have decided on your keepsake prior to your flowers coming out of our drying trays. We take the flowers out of the our drying trays and apply additional coats of sealant to your flowers. We also, where appropriate, use floral tints to enhance the colors of your flowers. Then we carefully assemble your keepsake. Once complete, we coat your final design with a last coat of sealant and we seal the frame so that your final product is air tight.
Remember, Flower Preservation is a two-step process! If you skip this step, your flowers will not be finished. You will have dried flowers, but you will not have preserved flowers.
While your flowers are still in our drying trays, you will have a consultation with one of our professional designers. At this time, you would bring in any items that you would like included in your keepsake. Invitations, pictures, prayer cards, are all examples of items you might want to include.
Unfinished Frames and Memory Boxes
Our 3″ deep frames and memory boxes are perfect for smaller projects like corsages and some sympathy. The 3″ deep frames are identical to items purchased at local craft stores.
Our 4″ deep unfinished frames are made to specific standards by local craftsmen.
Our unfinished frames tend to be a little lower in price than the museum quality frames that we also have available. With these you can choose endless options to have them finished. We are working with acrylic paints and with Unicorn Spit. Unicorn Spit is a gel and stain that offers brilliant colors and limitless blending possibilities.