In the course of browsing through YouTube, I came across this easy technique to produce some unusual shapes for incorporation in floral art. As we are not restricted to flowers, showcasing other forms of plant material can be a bonus in your competition designs.
I’m a bit skeptical of how easy some videos make a particular activity look, so decided I would try this first before talking about it on this website.
It worked like a charm and was as easy as!
Basically, I left the banana skins in mottled sunshine for just over a week, turning them once to ensure an even drying process. Here is the progress:
Once dried, I stored them on paper in an airtight container (although I don’t think that is actually necessary, it’s just neater for me).
They can be painted – in the video below I used left over nail polish. I didn’t want to cover the whole skin so it was clear that it was a plant based material in my design.