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By Betty Belcher

This informative and inspiring ebook is written by means of an writer with greater than 35 years' adventure. It explores flower arranging as an artwork shape, with distinct emphasis on creativity and constructing one's personal type, whereas no longer neglecting sensible makes use of akin to desk settings.

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All too often the appealingly tall, slender container has such a small opening that it is impossible to use. A shallow, oblong or round container; a compote; a tall, slender cylinder all are basic styles and easy to use for the first-time arranger. Baskets are attractive and useful for dried plant material; even fresh plant material may be used in a basket by placing a bowl inside to hold the needleholder or oasis. This will protect the basket from moisture. Containers may be something never intended for that purpose, such as empty wine bottles, flat baking dishes, shallow silver bowls, candlesticks, or candelabra.

When the wood is dry, examine it carefully. Use a small chisel or similar instrument to remove any wood that appears decayed. You may want to take advantage of the wide variety of small woodworking tools commonly available at hardware stores. Frequently, removing decayed wood impacts color by revealing a previously unexposed portion of wood; it will be necessary to treat this area in some way so that it again blends with the natural color surrounding it. Chalk, paint, and furniture or shoe polish are all effective.

When the wood is dry, examine it carefully. Use a small chisel or similar instrument to remove any wood that appears decayed. You may want to take advantage of the wide variety of small woodworking tools commonly available at hardware stores. Frequently, removing decayed wood impacts color by revealing a previously unexposed portion of wood; it will be necessary to treat this area in some way so that it again blends with the natural color surrounding it. Chalk, paint, and furniture or shoe polish are all effective.

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