What do I need to do with my flowers before bringing them to you?

Give them a fresh cut about 1" from the bottom of the stem if possible. Put them in fresh water. I like to get them as soon as possible as they preserve basically in the condition they're in when I get them, so be sure to set time aside for pickup or delivery of your flowers. 

What process do you use?

I dry the blooms in a sand mixture and then they are sprayed with a uv protectant and fixative. I then place them in whichever preservation method you've chosen.

How long does it all take?

Usually it's 10-12 weeks. Depending on the flowers being processed, it can take shorter or longer. The more moisture that's in a bloom, the longer it takes to dry completely. 

Is there any issues I should be aware of?

Working with resin can be tricky. Sometimes there can be bubbles that are beyond my control. I take every step possible to make the finished product absolutely perfect, but as it is art, some variations can occur. 

Are there any business you work closely with?

I work closely with Ruffled Willow, Drury Designs, Snapdragon Wagon, and others. I love helping their customers preserve a memory. I just ask that if you have any issues at all, please contact me, as their businesses are separate from Midnight Dahlia Studio.

Can you deliver or mail items?

Absolutely!  I do free delivery within Clarksville city limits and can mail products for an additional shipping fee. 

I don't have a big budget but really want my flowers preserved.  Can you do that?

Of course!  I work with all budgets. I have to cover my costs, but I have budget-friendly options that we can work together to figure out.

Do you preserve things other than flowers?

I do!  I can preserve objects with or without flowers. If you're looking for work with ashes or breast milk, please contact me and I can refer you to another artist I work with. 

Do you do vendor events?

Not as a general rule, but I do sometimes have a pop-up to get my business out into the world. If you're organizing an event that you think I'd be a good fit for, feel free to contact me!

Can you make molds of something I already have and make a replica?

Definitely!  I have made replacement gems for lamps, replica jewelry, and more. Send me a picture of what you need and I'm sure we can work something out!

What mediums do you work with?

I currently specialize in resin and shadow boxes.  However, I do have a degree in art and have used a lot of different mediums. Give me a shout if you're wondering about something!