My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wax Disk

Melt a small amount of wax.

Float wax

Remove the wax pot from heat, set a spoon resting in the bottom of the wax and set aside to cool. When the bottom of the pot is lined with cloudy wax place it back on a heat source for a few seconds. Just the underside should melt. The moment you see liquid in the bottom, remove the wax pot from the heat source. Lift the wax out with the spoon. Remove the spoon and slightly shape the disk in a curve.

Place the disk on a fishbowl vase and design

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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

14 March 2011 Making a Wax bowl using a mould

Dip shapes into wax to create a bowl

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...

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Reflex Tulip and Passion Fruit Tendrils in a wax disk

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

4 December 2019 A Very Merry eucalyptus-collar-candle Christmas!

An easy and naturally fragrant winter white candle decoration to bring nature into your house this Christmas.