kmpressed

Pressed flower goods handcrafted in Virginia

Virginia, United States | 2016 Sales

kmpressed

Pressed flower goods handcrafted in Virginia

Virginia, United States 2016 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(646)

Announcement   Items often sell out quickly; join my email list http://eepurl.com/dOb-mD or follow on Instagram @kmpressed for announcements and restock scheduling.

For wedding/bouquet pressing inquiries, please get in touch well in advance of your wedding date; availability is very limited.

Welcome to kmpressed! Everything you find here is crafted by hand using real pressed flowers and plants. Just as each leaf and bloom is unique, no two kmpressed pieces will be exactly the same; each piece is one-of-a-kind!

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Last updated on 27 Nov, 2018

Items often sell out quickly; join my email list http://eepurl.com/dOb-mD or follow on Instagram @kmpressed for announcements and restock scheduling.

For wedding/bouquet pressing inquiries, please get in touch well in advance of your wedding date; availability is very limited.

Welcome to kmpressed! Everything you find here is crafted by hand using real pressed flowers and plants. Just as each leaf and bloom is unique, no two kmpressed pieces will be exactly the same; each piece is one-of-a-kind!

Karly Murphy

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    About

    Pressed flowers and botanicals, crafted by hand in Virginia

    Kmpressed was born of a love for plants and flowers and the desire to preserve them to appreciate and enjoy throughout the year. As a photographer and gardener, I have tried to capture the essence of fresh spring, high summer, and brilliant fall through photos, but at some point I began to also collect blooms and leaves and press them away in old books to rediscover on a wintry day. Those few initial pressed flowers and four-leaf clovers gave way to larger collections of ferns, wildflowers, and fall leaves, while a few wooden flower presses, built with my husband's help, were added to my pressing process. I began putting plants to paper (and in coasters) in summer 2015. I am constantly seeking and experimenting with new or special plants to press; whether the challenge is in growing the plant in my own garden or identifying interesting wild specimens (responsibly gathered) in the woods or roadsides. My work is influenced by the seasonal shifts we experience here in Virginia, and inspired by scientific herbaria and vintage botanical art.

    The operation has grown from that first wooden flower press to quite a collection, always rotating with new material from my garden or client events. I now press blooms from special events, including weddings, memorials, and other occasions to transform beautiful fresh flowers into lasting keepsake artwork.

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      I gather, press, sort and create everything you see here!

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    Last updated on 27 Nov, 2018
    Frequently asked questions
    How long will the flowers and plants last?

    Every item in the shop features real plant material. The ferns, leaves, and flowers will retain their distinct shape and detail for as long as the piece is cared for (protected from moisture and bending). Depending on the plant or flower, varying degrees of color shift/fading will naturally occur over time. While this transition is beautiful and is inherent in the organic nature of my work , if you would like to delay it, take care to keep your item(s) from direct sunlight. High exposure to UV light will hasten the fading or browning of flowers and leaves.

    Can I place my wall hanging in a window?

    Ideally, you would display your wall hanging away from direct or strong sunlight, not directly in or in front of a window. If you choose to display it in this way, understand that natural fading will be greatly accelerated. Your plants and flowers will maintain their beautiful and unique shape, but color will quickly fade.

    Can you press my wedding bouquet?

    In most cases, yes! I am able to receive fresh wedding bouquets and preserve the flowers to create a keepsake from your special day. There are several product options available; please contact me in advance of your wedding to discuss details, options, and to secure your date (availability is limited). At this time, I am unable to work with previously dried (but not pressed) bouquets, as they are extremely brittle and will not work with my process.

    Do you sell wholesale?

    No; at this time, my work is available primarily through my own retail Etsy shop.