Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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Making a rose even more roselike by enhancing its rosy-ness.
Cut a wreath into sections to glue back together into a beautiful rose petal shape
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...
Pike a few (hundred!) autumn leaves to build up a hollow leaf armature
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place
Putting the focus on the flowers with an ever changing design.
Suspend flowers with an almost invisible taped grid
Release the soothing effect of the aroma and vapors from the Eucalyptus leaves my slightly crushing it while making roses
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers
Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Designing for somewhere not still summer not yet autumn weather...
Have you heard? I have wonderful news this week. Oh! and I also have this pretty grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose to show you. But... Have you heard...
Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below
This was the first two designs for my Floral Art and craft demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club