Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Wax Design 2: Waxed fruit
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
Dip fruit in hot wax to create an anti-bacterial layer around the fruit.
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
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.
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...
Place a plate under your hot glue gun to catch drips when you work. You can use these drops of dried glue later in designs
Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...
A mould is a hollow container or profile used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material as it cools and hardens.
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table