Behind today's virtual door on the advent calendar is a Steampunk-inspired wreath by Zoe Hawkins of Herne Bay Flower Club
Zoe calls her design "Strictly Steampunk" and says "Inspired by the article in the Winter Flower Arranger, page 29, I sent for a packet of assorted wooden cut out cogs. My base was an old smooth willow woven ring that I had kept from a Vanguard Workshop. I only had navy blue spray [no black left] for the twigs and I acryllic painted the cogs gold and copper. They became my flowers. I found the sparkly holly leaves, that had once been a lucky sale buy, that seemed to soften the hard metallic look that I was aiming to achieve. The copper coloured cones were old tree decorations and I felt they said Christmas.
Contemporary, Traditional, Strictly Steampunk ??? You choose.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what is "behind" the next virtual door
News from Kent Executive and Media Team