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TRANSFORM YOUR INTERIOR WITH OUR EASY-TO-MAKE HERBARIUM

 
Bring a touch of floral freshness to your interior with the colourful herbarium dreamed up in collaboration with Sofia Clara.

Decorated then framed, these pressed flowers have become a genuine decorative trend! They lend your walls a delicate floral touch entirely in line with the zeitgeist. A few well-chosen strokes of colour pencils, paint or wax oil pastels will make your floral creations even more enchanting.

So select your most attractive dried flowers, grab your pencils, unleash your imagination and follow our step-by-step guide!

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?

 
 



Step 1: pick your flowers


Take advantage of a walk in the countryside to pick plants that inspire you.
 



Step 2: dry your flowers


Delicately place the picked flowers between two leaves of a book to press them. Leave them for several days under a pile of other books to make sure they are really dry.
 



Step 3: create your arrangement and stick the flowers down


Place the dried flowers on a piece of paper to create an attractive arrangement. Leave enough space between the flowers to be able to add details in pencil later!
 

 

Once you are happy with the arrangement, use transparent glue to stick them down.

 



Step 4: choose you palette of colours


Your palette can consist of several shades of a single colour or additional colours.

Sofia has chosen green as the predominant colours as well as yellow and brown to create mixtures.
 



Step 5: add some details


On the rough side of the palette, scrape the supracolor soft in order to deposit a little pigment. Feel free to mix the colours to create new shades!
 

 

Using a paintbrush with water chamber or a moistened traditional paintbrush, add simple shapes in the blank spaces in your flower arrangement.



In a frame made from warm, light-coloured wood, this decoration combining a floral touch with colour pencils will transform your interior.

We would be delighted to see the result of your creation! Feel free to share it on the social networks using our hashtag #Carandache and mentioning @carandache.

Do you want to continue in this creative spirit? Follow our other DIY guides
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