Hi Steven, Thank you! Great you are experimenting with leaves! I don't have any Brugs, are they waxy?
they might be too soft for this one! I'm no sure cutting around the edges will stay very fresh looking?
The palm leaves I got from the florists have gone over now, so I will save them for spraying later on.
I think fern leaves or other more flexilbe long stems might be good to try.
Terri how do you keep your palms staying so fresh looking, mine wilt almost as soon as I cut them?
Steven, I agree that a cleaner edge would make it more asthetically appealing. You have inspired me to go and check out my leaves!
You know I did braid that last year and used it in a copper pot arrangement. It didn't show up well because it was too thin. Perhaps a wider grass would work.
I did make an arrangement yesterday that I haven't uploaded the photo yet and I pulled the zebra grass leaves down to the vase and taped them and it looks like a heart. I will upload photos and name the theme this evening. Be watching for the new theme "Big, Bigger and Biggest" so get your big posies out!
Thanks Steven, Usually, if I have time.. lol!
Some I shine with spray oil, that gives a nice contrast with a something more textured.
The palm leaf I pleated has dried now, it might come in handy for spraying gold later.
It's not sprayed gold yet Steven, just dead LOL! Gold spay is a must for any flower arrangers toolbox along with some oil! I have some sunflower cooking spray that I use, it's much cheaper than leaf shine from the florists and does the same job.
Not much manipulation in this one, just several caladium leaves rolled, inserted in the jar and then filled with water. As stated on another thread these have lasted for weeks and still look fresh as day 1.