Salal leaves are already beautiful in themselves so normally, I never think of trying to alter their shape; but my challenge today is to make something "sculptural" with salal!
Salal is not a leaf/branch that bends to one's will easily. If I try to make them curl or force them to take a certain angle, they always bounce back. So, after folding, I slice across the crease. Then, I insert another leaf into the slit to create a three-dimensional shape.
The activity feels more like paper craft than flower arranging!
I add one carnation stem for extra colour.
Here it is... my salal sculpture arrangement!
I hope you like it. --Miyako
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