My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

ANTI-BACTERIAL

Wax Design 2: Waxed fruit

Waxing lyrical
The potential use for wax in Floral Art is limitless!

FUEL SEAL WAX MELT SCULPT SMOOTH REUSABLE CAST TRIM WAX COAT MOULD NON-TOXIC WAX LAYER IMPERMEABLE ECONOMICAL WAX ANTI-BACTERIAL LONG LASTING SUBSTANTIAL WAX CONSISTENT ADHESIVE COLOURFAST POLISHES DIP MATTING EFFECT RELEASE AGENT WAX STAIN RESISTANT READILY AVAILABLE WHITTLE ENGRAVE WAX DRAW WAX POUR FLOAT WAX PROTECT SOLIDIFY WAX STOPPER SHAPE FREEZE SPREAD FOAM WAX LINE SET WATERTIGHT

I also have a Tutorial on how to MELT and safely use wax specifically for Floral Art


See below for the design links

Wax Fruit

Dip fruit in hot wax to create an anti-bacterial layer around the fruit.

Glue nest and wax grapes

Hot Glue drops from your drip plate makes a nest to dress an Ansellia Africana (Tsavo) Orchid plant.

The focal point of the design is the magnificent roots. It is placed to emulate how the epiphyte orchid grows in nature.
Add a few tulips in test tubes

Wax fruit, glue nest, orchid plant and tulips

I did not want to over style the tulips nestled into the Ansellia Africana Orchid roots but rather create a natural "just grew that way" feel to contrast with the obviously "man made" quality of the hot glue nest and the waxed grapes. Of course, the tulips will continue to grow in the arrangement and the flower stems will bend and move towards the sun.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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