Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Keeping pollen tidy
Most of the time I would gently tug the pollen covered stamens away the moment it becomes yellow and messy. But the Gloriosa looks rather pretty with the stamens on, so I fix it in place
For a detailed Tutorial on removing the stamens see the Tutorial on Lilies below
Cut into a sheet of paper to create a barrier to protect the flowers.
The moment that the stamens are pollinated (puffy and yellow) slip the stamen into the cut paper.
Spritz the stamen with hairspray (or fixative used to fix pastel or charcoal sketches) to set the pollen in place
Allow the hairspray to dry.
For more information on removing pollen see the Lilies Tutorial below
Hang a veil of Tillandsia Usneoides to create an armature
A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals