My Ikebana: Wrapping Paper & Daisy Mums

Added on by the ikebana shop.

Sometimes, it is interesting to create ikebana with unconventional materials.  Such material could draw out the charm of flowers in a different manner compared to those using only plant material.  It is precisely because the material is unconventional that we are able to come up with a unique expression.

I set my sights on the wrapping paper that we use at the shop.  This paper is used to protect fragile, ceramic items like teacups, bowls, etc.

The paper, when stretched, produces a lattice-like pattern with a rough but soft texture.

I used the paper together with daisy mums and some dried branches.

Here is the whole arrangement.  

I hope you like it.  --Miyako