Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Shiitake Mushroom detail of my Floral Trends Design Group- opening demonstration 2010.
The mushroom is cultivated by cutting Shii trees with axes and placing the logs by trees with growing shiitake or containing shiitake spores. It is a feature of many Asian cuisines and has long been considered a medicinal mushroom.
Cream to stone.
Keeps fresh for five to eight days thereafter it keeps its shape very well as it air dries.
It is a mushroom...
Looks fantastic with moss or place on bark.
Place a pin into the bottom of the mushroom as it dries to make it easier to add into a design later or glue with a drop of Oasis Adhesive
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Create a sturdy platform from bark to design an entire forest floor on a single foxtail fern frond
I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.
The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible
How to make a sticky putty out of mud
So much goes into one stage design that I thought it would be worthwhile to break up the design elements and explore each in more detail.
When I demonstrate I focus on sharing the art of contemporary floral design, as I see it.
I wanted my design to feature mostly growing plants- creating a natural display on the supernatural wreath.