Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
About a line
- 10 May 2017
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Get in line
Draw a line
Cross the line
Hold the line
on the line
… to think of just a few.. it appears there are a lot of lines!
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The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
I tied the strong inside veins of the 5 Aspidistra leaves (that I used to make the garland with) to make my basket armature.
Pike a few (hundred!) autumn leaves to build up a hollow leaf armature
Drill holes in a piece of lumber and insert dowel sticks to create an armature
I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Pineapple flowers or pineapple lilies, the Afrikaans names for the flowers are Wildepynappel or Krulkoppie and the Zulu name is Umathunga
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.
Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design
Skewer a few leaves to turn a single carnation in a bud vase... into an occasion... all by itself!
oh yes, a light an airy design showing off those very first autumn leaves.
When life hands you dyed flowers you make... well creatively speaking it turned out to be not such a bad thing after all!
Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...
A Touchstone is something or even someone that you can rely on to evaluate the strength or worth of an idea or concept.
Designing Contemporary Floral Accessories and Body Flowers Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers
My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.
I wove my Zipper from just over 300 short, dried rose twigs with tiny thorns on them. The delicate "fabric" at the back of the design is woven rose bush roots. Aranthera and...
A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...