Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Floating transparent ripples to support delicate floral material
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help. This is an ideal way to float really delicate plant material. If you want to float larger flowers see my Bubble wrap Tutorial below for detailed instructions.
Acetate is the clear plastic mostly used for packaging design. It is thicker than cellophane and holds its shape much better.
Score a circular outline with a sharp object on to a transparency. I used a roll of tape as a guide and my tweezers to create the score line
I made my ring about a centimeter wide
Cut the ring along the score lines
No need to be too precise, the moment you place the ring in the water is becomes an almost invisible ripple
Cut rings to loosely cover the surface of your container, keeping in mind that they need to overlap slightly
Place the ring on the water.
Place the next ring next to the first allowing the rings to overlap.
Continue adding rings to cover the water surface.
Place the delicate little pineapple flowers so that some of its petals rest on the ripples and the stems are in the water
Keeping the delicate flowers floating neatly on top of the water
The ripples can carry some weight and will easily support the heavier rosary vine and wire baubles
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.