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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Making a Wax bowl using a mould

The two cherry pink wax bowls were made by covering two large Styrofoam balls with cling film to create round moulds. Dip half of each ball into wax, set aside to cool and dip again. Repeat until you have a solid shape of wax. Gently peel the cling film from the ball when the wax is cold.

MOULD and coffee beans

Fill the bowls with raw coffee beans to give it weight. Slide the beans to allow the bowls to balance at an angle. Top up the bowls with wax to create a flat surface.

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19 March 2011 Melting Wax for Floral Art

For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.

18 March 2011 The Floral Hourglass Wax Foundation

Pour a foundation from cardboard and wax

2 March 2011 Wax Disk

I loved how peaceful this smooth wax looked when combined with the tulip and tendrils. Like a lily floating on a pond.

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

8 March 2011 Cover fruit with wax

Dipping red grapes in pale wax creates a cloudy layer that is not only anti-bacterial (prevents fruit from spoiling and releasing the ethylene gas) but also gives depth and...

Related Designs

14 March 2011 MOULD

A mould is a hollow container or profile used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material as it cools and hardens.

15 November 2023 Freeze… just for a moment!

Not quite winter but also a bit late for autumn design that is somewhere between sparkle and flying leaves.