Expert teaching for curious and enthusiastic flower fans, both industry-trained and hobbyist. This approachable guide, featuring over 500 photos and companion commentary from an innovative floral educator, will take the mystery out of creating floral designs that are a step above the rest. By tapping into often-unexplored creative materials and techniques with 42 projects, Renee Tucci (AIFD, PFCI) takes the floral enthusiast on a journey through all layers of modern floral design. With this design inspiration and reference manual that expands on techniques in a real-world way, aspiring and seasoned designers will find encouragement to practice and hone techniques by traveling down a direct, step-by-step path. Important principles and elements of design are woven into the fibers of each project to give the reader a clear understanding of why and how each component is connected to the next. By working with and practicing each of these projects or techniques, learners see that the artistic options and applications are endless. Skills covered: Airbrushing. Banding. Basing. Binding. Braiding. Clustering. Collaring. Facing. Framing. Gluing. Grouping. Hand-Tying. Kubari. Lacing. Layering. Leafwork. Massaging. Pav? Pillowing. Reflexing. Sequencing. Shadowing. Sheltering. Staking. Tailoring. Terracing. Veiling. Weaving.?