Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Oasis Design 4
In geography, an oasis is a remote area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source.
In Floral design Oasis is basically the same thing.
It is a small block of floral foam that we use as a water source for plant material.
But as a contemporary designer there is so much more you can do with Oasis. Over the coming month I will explore and use Oasis (focusing mostly on Rainbow Oasis) in my designs and add a few tutorials as I go along.
My Oasis design series include: Prickly Oasis, my take on using Oasis as a water source, A Work of Heart, using Oasis to weigh down an underwater garland Hanging Garden Oasis in powder form, One Singular Sensation, carving pebbles, Crossing Boundaries, using Oasis to conceal mechanics and A Rock by any other Name.. for Oasis rocks
See below for the design links
This is a fun and easy project. You will need: a few glass ball jars, wire, flowers, water, Rainbow Oasis powder and a branch or two.
Hanging garden Design using Rainbow Oasis Powder
Create colourful designs with Powdered Rainbow Oasis
Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis
Carving hearts out of Rainbow Oasis to create an under water design
It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.
My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine