Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Staining Midelino cane Coils
Make a dye bath by adding water based paint, food colour or natural dyes to water.
I like to use natural dyes. For this green colour I used spinach. You can also use berries, flowers and roots. Even tea and coffee works well.
For more on staining wood (with colour suggestions) look at my Stain wooden skewers with natural dye Tutorial
Shape the coil while wet. I wanted to create a spring shape for my design.
Tie the coil and hang to dry.
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.
The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible
Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine.
This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration