Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Smooth dried hydrangea flowers in the palm of your hand
If you want really smooth rigid flowers it is best to dry the flowers in a book. But these are ideal if you want the flowers to still look natural and open. Hydrangeas become papery when dried and can easily be smoothed with your body heat in the palm of your hand.
There is a link to a drying hydrangea Tutorial below
Carefully fold open the hydrangea and place flat in the palm of your hand.
Hold the flower for about 30 seconds to let your body heat smooth out any folds
When you open your hand the flower will be smoothed out.
If you want only a section smoothed hold it between your fingers.
Smoothed out dried hydrangea.
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature