Several years ago, my oldest son picked some simple flowers from our backyard, and presented them to me. It was so sweet that I pressed them and kept them in a frame. The frame has been tucked away in a corner of my craft room… and I wanted to use these flowers for something a that would get a little more exposure. I thought I’d put a dried flower on the back of a crystal and use it as a pendant necklace. And I’m wild about how this turned out!
Large Crystal (I used the clear 2.5″ rectangle from We Got Crystal)
Pressed and Dried Flower
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
I started by using the Mod Podge to set the dried flower to the back of the crystal. I put down a thin layer of Mod Podge, and pressed down the flower.
I then added a layer of Mod Podge on top. I let this dry overnight.
The next day I added the jump ring to the top of the crystal, and then put on a layer of Dimensional Magic. Dimensional Magic is self-leveling. Meaning that it needs to be on a flat surface. The back of the crystal is flat, but the front is faceted. To keep the crystal flat, I folded up a towel underneath the crystal.
I let the Dimensional Magic dry overnight. Then added another layer, and let it dry again. Then added a third layer. I wanted to really build up the back to protect the flower. Between each layer, I removed any excess Dimensional Magic that seeped through the holes in the crystal to the front. This was easy to do with a sharp knife, it came right off!
The flower was purple, but after the first coat of Dimensional Magic it went brown. At first I was shocked by the color change, but now I love it. It gives it a very vintage look!
… and now I can enjoy this sweet sentiment from my son all the time!