Fanncy Japanese Lilyfrom The Art of Beaded Flowers by Carol Benner Doelp
I love Carol Benner Doelp's new book
The Art of French Beaded Flowers
and I immediately fell in love with her Fancy Japanese Iris so I
set out to make one.
View a closeup of Caren's Lily flower and bud.
View a closeup of Caren's planted Lily.
When I completed the flower and bud I wasn't
sure what to plant it in until I was out shopping at my favorite
consignment store and found the perfect pot. I love how the
colors in the ceramic planter match the colors of the lily.
I used this opportunity to try out a new product called Looks Like Soil.
It's an artifical mixture that hardens to look like real dirt.
You can just see it between the leaves. See photo above left.
I first inserted a piece of floral foam in the pot leaving room
around the sides and top for the artifial soil mixture. I added
the soil mixture into the empty spaces and covered the top of the
styrofoam with about 1/2 inch of the mixture. After approximately
24 hours the soil hardened the plant was securely in place.
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