Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Another perspective
- 23 November 2016
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This is the third design I did for my All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate) floral art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society .
Even if it did not turn out as planned, you might still have stumbled upon a really good thing:
In 1930, Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie.
She was actually disappointed with the result
because she wanted the chocolate to melt into the dough...
and she ultimately sold the idea
to add chocolate chips to cookie dough
to Nestle Toll House for a lifetime supply of chocolate
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create a cookie shaped armature for the chocolate cosmos flowers
Sink the tube in the design to rest on a few twigs
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.
I purchase a huge roll of sisal string to use... sometimes as string, but mostly I unravel it for the fibers
Soak sisal fibres in strawberry and black berry juice to stain it purple
When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.
For my "I found it this way" Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club, I began all four of my designs with basic armatures made of Twig Tangles and we...
This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
This was the fourth (and last) design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf
This orchid developed at the very end of a long stem... right as the rest of the flowers started to die back so I made a special armature to display the cut stem.
A design demonstration looking at preparing for competition designs: thinking bigger
This was the first design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
This was the second design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
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...
The fan is made from 18 coffee stir sticks and dressed with a veil of grass, fall leaves and Viburnum berries
Knot a grid to place over a glass bubble vase to keep plant material in place
My RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Limelight Floral Art Design. My Limelight design was inspired by a slice of lime. But I wanted it to look like it was spun by a butterfly. I used...
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...