I don't recommend this if you have touchy neighbors who live close by! LOL Fortunately I live in the woods and only a few grazing rabbits took notice. I used white cotton suitable for dying. I think it holds the color better. Colors come out quite muted and I really liked that. I shall be trying ferns next. Anyway I layed down several layers of newsprint (plain),then the white cotton, then arranged the flowers face down on the cotton, then more newsprint. I had this all on a large wood board by the way as I really don't think a glass top table would be to good. :-0 ! Took a hammer and started pounding away. Good for relieving stress by the way! You have to do a lot of pounding, checking very carefully as you go. Finally done remove paper and poor squashed flowers and let dry. Then press. I chose to quilt my material and shall be making a pillow out of it. Before I quilted I took a permanent marking pen and added some loose drawn lines to add interest. If you enlarge the photo,I think you can see what I mean.