We had a look at how plants remain hydrated. Transpiration causes a vacuum and this moves water up the plant. Just like a drinking straw.
For our first design I showed how I make water test tubes to keep plants hydrated out of drinking straws
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions
For this design I discussed how we find our own design style. Mine has somehow become "sticking plant things to other plant things"
Creating small ecosystems where your design elements can creatively come together.
In this design we looked at how plants attach to things. Think tendrils and suckers and winding. I discussed how to use copper wire pot scrubbers to wind around twigs to create garlands and how to curl wire tendrils...
... and curls.
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to unravel a copper pot scrubber and how to design with it.
We looked at how plants grow by moon-cycles and I talked about gravity and magnetism.
... and I slipped a Boutstix Corsage Magnet into my water filled test tube and used the partner magnet to attach it in my design
In this design I discussed the benefits of balancing your design on three legs
We made our own tripods and I showed how tripods can be made using acrylic tubes and a 3D printed triangle
It was such a great day! Thank you to everyone at The Floral Trends Design Group in Cape Town, South Africa for a flowery fun day of designing.
And a special thank you to Boutstix Floral Magnets for our design favours
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.
Book cover design: the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature
Freestyle Freesia design video for Flower Factor
'tis the season to deck the halls with all things jolly...
Biomimicry Demonstration and Workshop video
Where to Wear
Toronto Flower Show at Canada Blooms 2016
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Limelight Floral Art Design
Crafting Corsages in three ways with BoutStix Magnet Stix
Getting Creative with Boutstix Magnet Stix: Succulent and Air Plant Boutonniere