Oshibana art by Tatiana Berdnik
Pressed flower craft, or Oshibana Art consists of drying flower petals and leaves in a flower press to flatten and exclude light and moisture. Pressing flowers makes them appear flat. In addition, often there is a change in color, ranging from faded colors to a greater intensity of vibrant colors. Besides, it is also popular to mount pressed material on fabrics, such as velvet, silk, linen or cotton.
In fact, the craft gained popularity in the Victorian era and has experienced a revival in the last 30 years or so. Meanwhile, the Japanese use pressed plants to create Oshibana Art. And the similar works, known as Oshibana art belong to Ukrainian artist, florist Tatiana Berdnik.