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Just Meshing About

Floral Trends Design Group Assignment

A mesh is a barrier or net made of connected strands of metal, fiber, or other flexible material. Mesh is similar to a web or gauze in that it is made up of attached or woven strands with a large number of closely spaced gaps.

Just Meshing About floral art design


Create a foliage mesh for the flowers to open through.


Rip the long strands of foliage to weave into a mesh.


Nestle the lilies and jasmine tendrils in a spring twig nest.jpg


Drape the ripped leaves over the lilies and jasmine tendrils.


Delicate ripped leave mesh


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27 February 2013 Ripped Foliage Mesh

Create a delicate mesh over the design

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

6 March 2012 Glue a round stacked twig platter

Stack and glue tiny twigs to create a round platter

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

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