Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cut the petals from the stem between the receptacle and the pedicel(stem). Open the connected petals to lie flat and start wrapping them around a closed bud. Secure with Oasis Floral Adhesive.
I like to add a few of the stigmas to peak out of the petals as an added fantasy element
Split (but don't cut) a few gladiolus flowers to spiral in a vase
My article and Japanese paper flower armature design featured in the March issue of The Academy Leader- Academy of Floral Design, published by the The Floral Art Society of New...