I've been playing around with drying flowers using silca gel and placing them in resin. I've gotten some mixed results- some complete messes, and some total failures. BUT This is the first one that has come out absolutely perfect. I was nervous about the tulip drying- since it's so delicate, but I was able to peel away the petals to show the yellow stamen and its absolutely beautiful in person. Next step: learning how to photograph these better.