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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Flower arrangements shapes

These are the 6 basic flower arrangement shapes that are the easiest to start with.


arc shape
ARC SHAPE

circle shape
CIRCLE SHAPE


curve
CURVE SHAPE


right triangle
RIGHT ANGLE SHAPE

S curve
S CURVE SHAPE


triangle
TRIANGULAR SHAPE

Each of these arrangements is a combination of good proportion and balance.


PROPORTIONS
All good flower arrangements have 'pleasing proportions' which means it looks comfortable within the size, shape and style of container.

If you are showing a single perfect bloom in a bud vase then you can disregard all but the first rule.



These are the basic rules for good flower arranging:
Low arrangements should be a little wider than their container.

Tall arrangements should be 1 1/2 to 2 times taller than their container.

If your arrangement has a theme choose or make a container big enough to hold your arrangement.

Put enough oasis in the base to fill it up level with the top of the container. Cut off any that goes above the lip of the container.

Imagine an invisible outline of the shape you want to create and chose which side will be the front of your arrangement.

Choose your tallest and widest flowers and arrange them in your container first within the outline of your chosen shape.

Fill in around the base and lower part of the arrangement with more large blooms.

Working up and outward user smaller blooms or filler to fill in the arrangement.

Use the smallest blooms, foliage and filler to hide stems, oasis and the edge of container.


proportions
POOR BECOMES GOOD PROPORTIONS



proportions
POOR BECOMES GOOD PROPORTIONS



BALANCE
There are 2 kinds of balance; asymmetrical where the 2 sides don't match but appear to have equal weight or strength to our eyes and symmetrical where the 2 sides are nearly identical.

Balance
Remember how well-balanced plants look in the garden all by themselves? They could be an inspiration for your arrangements.
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