Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 1 March 2011
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Wax Design 1:
The potential use for wax in Floral Art is limitless!
FUEL SEAL WAX MELT SCULPT SMOOTH REUSABLE CAST TRIM WAX COAT MOULD NON-TOXIC WAX LAYER IMPERMEABLE ECONOMICAL WAX ANTI-BACTERIAL LONG LASTING SUBSTANTIAL WAX CONSISTENT ADHESIVE COLOURFAST POLISHES DIP MATTING EFFECT RELEASE AGENT WAX STAIN RESISTANT READILY AVAILABLE WHITTLE ENGRAVE WAX DRAW WAX POUR FLOAT WAX PROTECT SOLIDIFY WAX STOPPER SHAPE FREEZE SPREAD FOAM WAX LINE SET WATERTIGHT
I also have a Tutorial on how to MELT and safely use wax specifically for Floral Art
See below for the design links
This reminds me of a Lotus flower floating on a pond.
Reflex Tulip and Passion Fruit Tendrils in a wax disk
Float the flower and wax on water or set the design on a glass vase
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For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.
I loved how peaceful this smooth wax looked when combined with the tulip and tendrils. Like a lily floating on a pond.
A mould is a hollow container or profile used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material as it cools and hardens.
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers
This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...
Use the petals of your flower to cleverly keep all the other floral details of your design firmly in place.
It's Tulip Season! Perfect for that "it's still winter ... but is that something green I see...?" mood designs.
Luxuriously filled design... filled with flowers... filled with grass. But most fun, for us as designers filled with hidden techniques
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table