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.
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.
For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.
I loved how peaceful this smooth wax looked when combined with the tulip and tendrils. Like a lily floating on a pond.
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"
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...