Contact Form


Email *

Message *

Floral Classes by appointment

Floral Design classes by appointment

Consumer Bunch Floral Design Class
Learn to create a beautiful round design in water. We cover the principals and elements of design, color theory, the care and handling of flowers for longevity+ so much more! All in 2.5 hours of FLOWER FUN����
Everything is included, you bring the creative spirit, and a friend. And go home with an AMAZING floral design.

Class size: 2 students. $95 each
daytime 10-6pm
evenings 6:30-9pm begin April 6, 2020

Have a different topic you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment.


Payment by Pay Pal invoice
Pay with any credit card or pay pal account

I am looking forward to meeting you in the classroom and sharing my floral passion and knowledge with you!! I love to learn new things....Hope you do too!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Design Master Spray tips

Yes, there's more! Continuing with ideas from our recent halloween design session, we're dishing out extra tricks and treats wrapped in a deep moody palette of blood reds and black. These rich shadowy hues are mysteriously enchanting while haunting.

Potions abound, curing most any unnatural condition! With a little color magic new or recycled clear glass apothecary bottles are cloaked in übermatte® Ink or TintIT.® Sepia. Vintage style clip art downloaded from the internet labels the elixir. Mist Sepia on the bright white printed paper to antique the label then adhere to the bottles with Tack 1000.

Feel like you're being watched?  A dried seed pod from a tropical plant becomes host to eerie eyeballs in this unnerving centerpiece straight from the Little Shop of Horrors. übermatte Graphite colors it charcoal, bursts of Mess Master weathers its look. A brown maché tray houses the fresh flower design.

Twilight, that time of day-meets-night, engenders the deep tones of this bouquet. Its large glass urn transformed in color and patina... complete with blood stains... transports us into the enclave of vampires!  Basecoat the urn in übermatte Ink then layered with Super Silver applied in the water resist technique.  Blood stains are created with Just For Flowers® Black Cherry applied in spots using the water resist method and spraying more water on fresh Black Cherry to create runs.  Live oak branches are misted with Ink for a deep-in-the-night effect.

Display accessories detail a story.  Here the dark side of aviary study is revealed in a restyled birdcage colored in TintIT Plum with random bursts of Super Silver. Books used for elevation are redressed in paper covers painted Flat Black and titled with a metallic pen. Warlock journals are fashioned by adhering low profile shapes onto old books. Dots of hot glue edge the cover and swirls decorate the spine. Then a sheet of aluminum foil is randomly colored with Dark Chocolateand Glossy Wood Tone. The backside of the foil is sprayed with TACK 1000 then gently laid over the book cover, pressing down and around the figures. To highlight the relief patterns spray Glossy Wood Tone into the tip of a paper towel then lightly rub color off. Respray the paper towel and wipe as needed. Also dab color off/on flat areas to blend and age.

Vintage style jack-o-lanterns use a similar foil treatment except the color is applied in the water resist method with Orange then TintIT Mango. Clear glass apothecary jars become ghostly vessels decorated in our salt blast technique using überfrost™.

Halloween kitsch brings a smile! Inspired by the shape and texture of this clear glass vase übermatte Crema redresses it into a mummy booquet!  Mess Master saturating the tip of paper towel is used to randomly wipe and remove the color on the raised threads.

Culminating Halloween festivities is the celebration of Día de los Muertos! Sugar skulls and heritage blossoms and colors of sunflower yellow, marigold orange and cock's comb red echo Day of the Dead traditions. A clear glass vase enriched in a silver patina was quickly and easily applied with the water resist technique using Super Silver.

You must have surmised... Shannon and I ❤️ HALLOWEEN! As Norman Bates from the movie Psycho observed... "She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes.  Haven't you?"  ...Enjoy the madness of Halloween, Design Master friends!
Copyright ©2017 DESIGN MASTER color tool, inc.
All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 601  Boulder, CO  80306

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.