Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Foliage tube armature for long stemmed freesia buds
Cut a thin but sturdy twig to a sharp angle. The little twig will be used to spear the leaves to secure. Set it aside within easy reach.
Curl about 4 leaves into a tube.
The one leaf overlapping the next.
Spear the leaves with the twig to secure.
Set the leaf tube on a shallow display container.
Pour water into the container.
Cut the freesia stems long enough to be set between the leaves and still stand in the water below.
Wiggle the stems between the layers of leaf.
Making sure they stand firmly in the water.
Hide the water source in a rolled leaf
Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
This is one of my best known and still my go-to core techniques for floating flowers.
An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.
Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids