Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Creating contrasts in shallow containers with pebbles and water
Fill a shallow container with water and float a few rosary vine leaves on the water
Place a few smooth river pebbles in the container
Anchor the rosary vines by slipping them under the pebble. Make sure it is just anchored and not squished.
Place the oncidium orchids to be anchored by the rock. I used two ways: the first is to hook the lip of the orchid over the small pebble so that it is kept in place and looks like it is leaning over the pebble. The second way is the slip the curve of the orchid stem slightly under the pebble so that the weight of the pebble keeps the stem in place without constricting it..
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
Cellophane and plastic wrap in a clear vase, filled with water, creates a cracked ice effect
The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
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To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:
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