Button Chrysanthemum Masterclass
The Green Button Chrysanthemums are exquisite flowers that make a bold statement when incorporated into floral arrangements. In this Masterclass, we will delve into various aspects of crafting these remarkable mums, ensuring you gain a comprehensive understanding of the art. Here are the key learnings:
- Learn to make your own veiners: I’ll begin by teaching you how to create the veiners for the Green Button Chrysanthemums.
- AQT Technique for Stems: You'll discover Arati's Quick Twiddle technique (AQT) for crafting the thick, robust stems of the Chrysanthemums. This method ensures your stems are neat and uniform, and ready in a matter of seconds.
- Sturdy flowers: Learn the technique of securely attaching the broad heads of the mums to the wire stems, ensuring they remain stable and steadfast in your floral arrangement.
- Nuanced Colouring: Delve into the art of colouring your Chrysanthemums to add depth and realism. We will cover both dry dusting and wet painting methods to achieve stunning, lifelike colours for both the flowers and leaves.
- Assembling the flowers and leaves: Discover how to create and attach smaller bunches of Chrysanthemums to the central stem. This step is crucial for achieving a lush and natural look in your floral arrangement. Learn to cover the central stem with flower paste to complete the appearance.
- Realistic Stem Detailing: We will focus on adding intricate detailing to the central stem to enhance the overall realism of your Chrysanthemums. These subtle touches make a significant difference in the final product.
By the end of this Masterclass, you will have the skills and knowledge to create stunning Green Button Chrysanthemums that are sure to captivate anyone who sees them. These flowers will undoubtedly elevate the visual impact of your floral arrangements, making them truly unforgettable.