So last night I tried the microwave technique for pressing flowers, and it worked pretty well. They throw off a lot of moisture in the process, so any books you use will get a bit wrinkly, and possibly have bits of flower gunk stuck in them afterwards. I’m okay with that. 🙂 I let them finish drying overnight, and today they’re ready to use. This would be a fun craft to do with kids — pansies and leaves are easiest to work with and give lovely results.