Design using Decorated Wood

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Sandra Hirst Sandra Hirst Lynn MacFarland Lois Barber Beth Clark

NGC Handbook For Flower Shows 2007 p. 154-156

Decorated Wood

  1. It is the all-encompassing term for weathered wood, driftwood, heavy bare dried tree limbs, trunks, substantial branches, palm spathes, burls, cypress knees, etc.
  2. It is selected for its form and usually for its distinctive color/s.
  3. Decorative wood may be naturally altered by weather and/or water, polished, or treated by the exhibitor.
  4. All decorative wood is considered dried plant material.

Our designs use decorated wood as a feature or an accessory. We do not create scenes.

Featured Object/s

  1. A component in a design, other than plant material, that plays a prominent or dominant role in the design.
  2. Purpose for its use.
    1. Establishes mood or feeling.
    2. Interprets theme of a class.
    3. Establishes a dominant color, texture, form and pattern.
  3. All other components, including plant material, must be subordinate to the featured object/s.
  4. Subordinate components should be harmoniously related to the featured object/s in color, texture and size.

Accessory Object/s

  1. A component in a design, other than plant material, that plays a subordinate or supporting role in the design. However, it need not be subordinate to container/base, mechanics, or staging components.
  2. Purpose for its use.
    1. Establishes mood or feeling.
    2. Interprets theme of a class.
    3. Adds balance, strengthens rhythm, or otherwise contributes in a subordinate way to a design.
  3. Its form, color, size and texture should be harmonously related to other components.
Note. A floral design may consist of a single unit or units, with or without other components, artistically combined into a composition.