This month’s “crafter’s secret”: ‘Melia azedarach’
Daniel Santamaria for FLOOS, a crafter’s secret.
The greater the contrast of elements, lines and shapes, the greater the effect of the floral design. It is a dance between the shapes and lines of the materials, accentuating beyond a geometric figure. The personality of the materials is achieved from their treatment by the designer, without losing the original line or shape of those same materials. The most complete arrangement for a designer is the projection of a ‘Formal-Linear’
Group different Melia stems and fasten them with wire. This will help you to insert them into the ball of floral foam. Where you go from there is up to you...
Have a look at the slideshow below for inspiration as to what flowers to use with this creative arrangement base… But never be afraid to experiment, that’s what being a floral arranger is all about!
To see all the technical details of how Daniel continues his arrangement, you can also have a look at the complete floral recipe at: www.floos.org. Florint fans can make use of the discount code ‘Florint’ to save money on their FLOOS subscription: it’s really worth having a look at!
2 to 4 hours
Sphere wet floral foam D.35cm Oasis®, Melia azedarach
Kalanchoe mortagei, Anthurium andreanum ‘Verino’ (Green/white), Asclepia araujia sericifera (miraguano), Strelitzia reginae, Rhipsalis sp., Xanthorrhoea australis (steelgrass), Aloe barbadensis, Dried branches
Good luck: may this recipe help inspire your passion for floristry and kindle your creativity!