Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 12 April 2011
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This was a Flower Fantasy Competition Design staged by the Helderberg Flower Club, Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers
I wove my spider web from dried, ripped flax and beaded copper wire. The flax was boiled and bleached in lemon juice and left in full sunlight to dry to an ash grey green to blend in with the competition hall's wood panelled wall and perfectly match the table cloth.
I arranged Leopard orchids to naturally trail over the web and long stems of morning glory foliage to add a bit of contrasting "life" to the dried web
I curled the dried flax to trail down the web for movement. I also stained the willow branches that the spider web was resting on with a wood stain to match the wood panelled wall and disappear when seen from the front. It was also exactly the same reddish brown as the spots on the orchids
Floral Art design Forest Experience with a black background
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