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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

"A New Age" Child's Midnight Meander (Avatar)

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The concept of the Competition Class was to design "A New Age Child's Midnight Meander" but to use a contemporary movie as inspiration. I chose Avatar. I wanted to recreate the beautiful blue scenery in the movie and used the blue glow of LED lights shining on the large open petals of white lilies.

Palm leaf FireFlies

Each LED light shine from a Palm leaf Firefly (see tutorials on how I made the fireflies) and was fixed to point towards a lily to create the ethereal blue shade.

A New Age Child''s Midnight Meander

Catching fireflies

I also tucked a few ball jars with handles and a few butterfly nets into the design to create the impression that children were trying to catch the fireflies.

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5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

17 February 2011 How to use Rainbow Oasis in Powder form

Create colourful designs with Powdered Rainbow Oasis

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

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