Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Floral Fable: Approach Design
- 27 March 2012
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This is the third design I did for my A Floral Fable Design demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging club.
The demonstration explores ways to add small floral details to tell your own floral fable or simply express yourself with floral art.
With every design I will demonstrate one concept, thought or idea and by just slightly changing a few of the floral ingredients the design flips over into its contrast.
The moral of our third fable is that our approach to things changes how we see the world:
I begin the design in a sleek...
move to the country...
to create a rustic...
garden style design.
When you design, every detail you add matters, and the smallest element can change the design completely.
At first the Gerbera daisies are in sleek test tubes tied with a sexy corset style black satin ribbon.
I then softened the bare city twig look by adding green stems of Jasmine foliage
To show the big impact just a few stems can make
And finally the design is transformed completely
when I replaced the test tubes with rustic recycled ball jars tied with copper wire.
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I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.
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