We went Full Bloom in our Summer Beauty shoot to celebrate the rebirth of the season—you know, since we rarely get Spring in Chicago, it’s all about Summertime Chi. Our beauty shoot included dreamy butterflies and romantic flora galore, and one of our favorite accoutrements were pretty PRESSED FLOWER tattoos. Inspired by this nostalgic summer accessory, we asked CHRISTINE NOELLE of namesake Christine Noelle Design to teach us how to transform precious petals and blooms into a mandala masterpiece that can be framed into forever art.
We stopped by Christine’s whimsical studio to freshen up our pressed flower skills—an activity that makes us reminiscent of childhood crafting during summer breaks. Christine recommends capturing your story in a Mandala, a geometric pattern representing the metaphysical universe, if you have many blooms to preserve. A Mandala also creates a sort of meditative and mindful practice to this DIY, crafting with good vibes and positive intentions creates an art piece that communicates the same. And don’t worry if you’re not doing it right. It’s all about experimenting, trial and error. But Christine notes: “Some of our fatter blooms left markings of the paper, making the prettiest negative images of themselves. Frame worthy, for sure!”
WE DIY THE PRETTIEST DIY PRESSED FLORAL >>