Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Lightly sprinkled foliage frog
- 12 February 2014
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I wanted my design to be as light as air. For this I ripped a few fibrous leaves to create the thinnest strands. For a detailed Tutorial on ripping foliage (flax) see below
Slip a few strands of ripped foliage in a vase filled with a bit of water. No need to be precise, just let the ripped strands fall where it may
For visual interest I added a crystal ball...
Set the crystal ball slightly to the side
Continue to add strands of ripped foliage
Drop in two orchids to lightly rest on the ripped foliage. Cross a few strands over the design and secure with floral glue.
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