Video: Using floral mechanics in creative ways
In this video I show how to use netting, foam and a tape grid together to support floral elements in a creative way!
Some flowers, containers and designs are best suited for netting/chickenwire. Other flowers work best with tape and yet some others need the firm support of foam. What happens when you want to use flowers who need different levels of support? What if you have an idea for a design that needs firm support in one area and loose support in another?
When the basic support mechanics of floral netting, floral foam and waterproof tape grids come together the options and possibilities for fresh floral designs are elevated! Teamwork has that effect on things.
In this video I use five ingredients:
- Pieris: branching, offers shape and low coverage
- Golden Rain Tree: accent to pieris, creates a horizontal implied line
- Foxtail Lilies: backbone of the arrangement, offering movement through an actual line
- Grass: a backdrop for the foxtail lilies, adding texture, shape and a radial line
- Poinsettia: focal point
I also use three types of mechanics:
- Floral foam
- Floral netting/chickenwire
- Waterproof tape
There's a prominent technique used of bundling of grass
Finally, seven prominent principles of design are used throughout:
- Balance (visual) through Repetition in Color (gold/green and gold/neutrals) & (physical) using heavy pieris on left 2/3 with light foxtail on right 1/3
- Movement through lines (implied horizontal: rain tree) and (actual vertical: foxtail lily) & radiation (grass)
- Rest through dominance (foxtail lily line) or focal point (poinsettia)