Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Folded leaf nest
Wipe the mini Monstera leaves clean and fold the lobe over to create a tube. The sinus of the leaf creates a cavity for the succulents to peep out of.
Secure the lobes with a small drop of floral glue
Place the stem ends in a water tube to keep the leaf hydrated
Slip the one stem into the next so that both the water tubes are inside the leaf tubes
Wiggle the leaves so that they nestle into each other creating a tube
Nestle in another leaf from both sides
Creating a long leaf nest
Nestle the twig nest on the twig tangle
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I made the twig tangles for the design demonstration
Slip the succulents between the lobes to cover the water tubes
Secure the leaf nest to the twig tangle with a hot glue web
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to create a hot glue web
Spin the hot glue around the leaf nest to secure it in place on the armature and keep the flower material in the cavity
For my "I found it this way" Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club, I began all four of my designs with basic armatures made of Twig Tangles and we...
Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf
How to spin (and remove) hot glue spider web or floral cocoon
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
This was the third design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.