Exploring Trapping techniques

After the success I found with trapping flowers in teabags and wax, I have been looking further into other materials and processes that will allow me to achieve similar results.

A new method of trapping I have learnt is with the use of Carded Cocoon Strippings which feel very much like felt fibres, sharing soft qualities in the way that they are easily pulled apart and work well when layered. To trap flowers using this technique, the carded cocoon strippings should be puled apart in thin layers, placing the flowers in between and then spraying with an even coat of water to moisten the glue in the silk cocoon. Then place under the heat press for less than a minute and the glue will melt, bonding the layers together and trapping the flowers in between.

Carded cocoon strippings

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