Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Drying Mushrooms for Floral Art
Cut the mushroom to have a neat flat base.
Cut a Mikado Reed sticks at a sharp angle.
I use the Mikado Reed sticks as a spear.
Spear the mushroom.
Press the mushroom into piece of polystyrene to stand up.
I love the look of Shiitake Mushrooms but any mushrooms will work.
Use a pin to spear smaller mushrooms.
Let the mushrooms dry out. It usually takes about a day for the smaller mushrooms and a bit longer for the larger ones.
The mushrooms shrink as they dry and the reed or pin will now be locked in position.
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
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Wrap a ribbon around an up-cycled plastic ring for the most comfortable wrist corsage
A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals
My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
A flat-lay to celebrate finally finding the perfect way to dry passion fruit flowers... and my book's first birthday but mostly the drying of passion fruit flowers thing.