Rittners School Of Floral Design
In Boston Presents....
A Funky Mound Variation
Ok. You played with the funky mound presented earlier?
This lesson shows how a simple change can make a design feel quite different.
Like the last design this arrangement consists of a variety of flowers.....a nice combination of roses, carnations, larkspur, lisianthus, nigella and lilies.
Like the last arrangement, these flowers are sectioned into the arrangement.
The difference between this arrangement and the first funky mound design comes simply in the last step!
The container used in this design is a plastic base with a silver finish. It is a terrific imitation of a Revere Bowl.
The advantage of this kind of base is that it gives a very rich, expensive look, yet is quite reasonable in price.
Add foam to the base.
Let's cover our mechanics with a combination of baker fern and moss.
Starting at the bottom of the container, and gradually working towards the top, let's place clusters of various flowers in place.
This design tends to require a large number of blossoms, especially where they are placed in tight sections all up against each other.
This design is not one sided. Flowers are placed in clusters all the way around.
Complete filling in with flowers. Notice the addition of lilies and at the bottom, some nigella.
We could stop our designing at this stage, and we'd have a very lovely and interesting piece of floral art.....
BUT WAIT.......THERE'S MORE!!!!!
There is no need to use any additional foliage or moss to cover the base, for the flowers themselves are covering the mechanics.
After the flowers are placed,
let's take some binding wire and weave it through the top of our design.
Notice the difference between the addition of the binding wire to the right, and the use of the flower jewelry and decorative colored wire in the first photo here.
We hope that you really enjoyed this brief floral design lesson. At
Rittners Floral School in Boston our instruction ranges from classical
to cutting edge!!! Please come and take one of our hands-on
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