Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Bubble raft to float flowers
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
If you want to float really delicate floral material see the Transparent ripple Tutorial below
Water slowly seeps in between the petals to pool and weigh down the bloom.
Cut the bubble raft to fit like a skirt around the flower base
Cut a disk out of bubble wrap. Cut it just slightly smaller than the petals for flat based flowers.
Fold the wrap and cut a hole for the stem to fit through.
Also remember: the heavier the flower head the larger the bubble raft. In the water the bubble wrap becomes almost invisible
Simply slip the stem through the hole
Cut the stem as short as required
And set it in water to float
Even flat petalled orchids float better with a bubble skirt
And keeps the water from slowly sinking the bloom.
Press the stem all the way through so that the bubble skirt support the petals
And float the flowers
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