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Hot Color Palette Arrangement

What you need:

  • 2 bunches fuchsia and orange Dahlias (cut 6 -10.5 inches)
  • 1 bunch fuchsia Parrot Tulips (cut 6 - 11.5 inches)
  • 1 dozen fuchsia Roses (cut 6 - 8 inches)
  • 1/2 bunch teardrop shaped Eucalyptus leaves (cut 10-16 inches)
  • 1/2 bunch seeded Eucalyptus (cut 10 - 15")
  • 1 blue vintage glass vase 5.75 W x 7.5" T)
  • 2 bricks wet pack floral foam (purchase here)
  • 7 pieces 18 gauge floral wire ( cut 4 pieces into thirds)
  • floral tape (purchase here)
  • 1/2 W clear waterproof floral tape  (purchase here)
  • 1 packet floral food (purchase here)

Tools: 

Steps: 10

Rated: Intermediate Arrangement

It's hot hot hot and so is this arrangement.  The colors are fuchsia and bright orange and this is called a 'hot' color scheme, with the dominant color in this arrangement being fuchsia.  This type of color scheme has intense tropical colors that seem to radiate off each other and are reminiscent of the some of the bright oranges and reds in Gauguin paintings:  https://www.paul-gauguin.net/Miraculous-Source.html               https://www.paul-gauguin.net/Mahana-No-Atua-Aka-Day-Of-The-Gods.html          

These bright colors are set off by the green Eucalyptus leaves which take your eye from the left and sweeps down to the right.  The light blue glass vase is a complementary color to the orange flowers, meaning blue and orange are opposite each other on a color wheel.  Complementary colors do just what they say, they complement each other.  If you really want to analyze the color scheme in this arrangement, it is a tetradic (or rectangle) color scheme.  It is composed of two sets of complimentary colors, i.e: blue and orange, fuchsia and green.  Take a look at the different types of color schemes in these color wheels then scroll down until you see tetradic:                                                                       http://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-harmonies.htm                                               

But remember, the eye tells you what colors look good together.  It's when you want to talk about why they work together that it helps to consult a color wheel.

The vintage glass piece is Indiana Glass.  Indiana Glass was founded in Dunkirk Indiana in 1907.  The glass company made pressed and blown glassware.  Incidentally, Indiana Glass made the iconic A & W root beer mugs.  The piece that this arrangement is in is a Tiara Cut Candy Dish.  Here's a link about the Indiana Glass Company:  http://glassloversglassdatabase.com/companies/IndianaGlass.html

If you have you flowers and your supplies, wire all your roses and let's begin.  For wiring instructions see:  https://katie-webb.squarespace.com/config/pages

 Here are your flowers.

Here are your flowers.

 Fit 2 half circles foam into vase.  Wipe off rim.  Make tape grid with water proof tape.  Then tape all the way around rim.

Fit 2 half circles foam into vase.  Wipe off rim.  Make tape grid with water proof tape.  Then tape all the way around rim.

 Place Dahlia at 60 degree angle on left and right.  Then one to set height.

Place Dahlia at 60 degree angle on left and right.  Then one to set height.

 Finish placing Dahias front and back.

Finish placing Dahias front and back.

 Place Eucalyptus leaves down on left at 45 degree angle and a few on left.

Place Eucalyptus leaves down on left at 45 degree angle and a few on left.

 Add pieces Seeded Eucalyptus on top of regular Eucalyptus in front and back.

Add pieces Seeded Eucalyptus on top of regular Eucalyptus in front and back.

 Add roses front and back.

Add roses front and back.

 Wire tall tulips - pierce at calyx.  Keep wire straight down stem Wrap with floral tape at bottom.

Wire tall tulips - pierce at calyx.  Keep wire straight down stem Wrap with floral tape at bottom.

  These are French Tulips.  They are considered fancy tulips.

These are French Tulips.  They are considered fancy tulips.

 Also insert Dahlia buds.  They add a lot of interest with their wavy shapes.

Also insert Dahlia buds.  They add a lot of interest with their wavy shapes.

 I love the oranges against the fuschia.

I love the oranges against the fuschia.

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 These French Tulips are fabulous.

These French Tulips are fabulous.

 Here's a close up of the front of the arrangement.

Here's a close up of the front of the arrangement.

 Here's the back.

Here's the back.

 This is the front.  You are done.  Ennjoy!

This is the front.  You are done.  Ennjoy!