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DESIGNING A BEAUTIFUL SUCCULENT PLANTER - TIPS & TECHNIQUES WITH HITOMI ...

Christina Burton-Fox AIFDfloral artist & instructor

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What have we been learning in the classroom?

What have we been learning in the classroom???

In the Advanced Wedding Workshop one of the students inquired if I  knew how to make a standard rose into a peony or a garden rose???  Sounds crazy right!

So you are looking at standard roses that are faux peonies and standard roses that look like a Garden rose. 

 So how did we do that???  We break/press the rose off of it's calyx and sheer the top of the petals horizontal.  We then use our cold glue/floral adhesive and paint all the petal ends.

We also have a small disc that is previously prepared to adhere the petals to.  This also get's cold glue/floral adhesive painted on its surface.

The petals and surface adhere....We release the petals which reflex outward....And here are your final pieces.

 This rose has more of a faux peony look. We finished the design with fresh leaves to simulate a calyx and its ready for a hairpiece, placed in a bouquet, or a design.

The teacher(myself) learned from the student....I love to learn & try new things and this was amazing!  Thank you Brandi for asking to try a new design, learning together                          HOW TO DO IT !!!

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
floral artist & instructor

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