Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Forest Floor Disk
Cut disk shapes from cardboard
Peel the cardboard to create a rough surface
Make two small holes and fit a wire through the holes
Twist the wire to secure
Bend the wire over to make it easy to hang
The peeled away area is now ready to design with
Fluff out a thin section of polyester fluff.
Polyester fluff is used as stuffing and is made from recycled plastic or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). It is fibered, fluffed and flocked to create long sheets of strong water repelling foam which is ideal for Floral Art, especially if you use cardboard as a base.
Glue the fluff to the disk
Stain the fluff green
See the Tutorial below for more details on how to stain with natural dye
Glue orchid growth medium, moss and roots to the disk
Keep in mind that in order to make a realistic looking fantasy design element, such as the wreath, you must focus on how this item would grow in nature.
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.