Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The Thing Is
- 12 November 2014
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Quote from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty spoken by the character Sean O’Connell
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Remove the pulp from leaves so that only the vain framework remain
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
I purchase a huge roll of sisal string to use... sometimes as string, but mostly I unravel it for the fibers
Soak sisal fibres in strawberry and black berry juice to stain it purple
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
An impossibly delicate looking way to securely keep flowers in place over a clear container.