The Press & Preserve kit will preserve a leaf and capture a memory, turning it into an evolving piece of artwork and keepsake. Using an old scientific method and a little glycerine, you can preserve a piece of foliage and watch it change to warm ochres, rich reds or deep mochas over time in it’s frame whilst keeping it’s form. This kit has everything you need to make it.
Although this kit aims to help people get creative, we also want people to appreciate where the specimen came from. We hope this kit encourages people to go out and have an adventure in the UK’s woodlands, which is where our love for plants at Heron Hawker came from as kids. More than 1,000 ancient woods have been threatened over the last 10 years and we intend to collaborate with a woodland/parkland conservation charity so that your preservation at home helps to maintain the woodlands for future generations to enjoy. So whilst there maybe a beautiful new addition to your shelf containing your memory of a day out, you’ve also helped to protect the tree or plant it came from.
Rewards for donations include:
Cactus seeds to grow at home
Some hardy succulent or cacti
Handpicked ceramic pot and succulent
Press and preserve kits from the first batch
Workshops where you will learn how to build your own terrarium