Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A little bit of Art and Soul
- 24 July 2012
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I was interviewed by Alicia Schwede and featured on the floral art blog Flirty Fleurs as Fabulous Florist. Flirty Fleurs is a beautiful blog about flowers and floral designers who make them into art.
It’s not just the little bit of sticks, twigs, leaves and flowers that make up a design.
There is also a touch of something…
Something much less tangible,
something added that is so part of the designer
that it changes a little bit into a whole lot!
Thanks Alicia for the interview and featuring my design work on Flirty Fleurs!
Alicia Schwede is a well-known florist designing beautiful floral details in Denver, Colorado, USA. You can visit her blog Bella Fiori
Note: "Give a little bit of Heart and Soul" is an 80’s song by British pop band T'Pau
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This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack
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A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.
Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.
Soft minimal Fall armature making it easy to replace the flowers as the season progress.
Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.
Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.
A take your time and mindfully craft a pretty design to celebrate the summer solstice- it is officially summer here in Canada.
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Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
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Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine