Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cross-hatch a Shadow Bright Autumn
- 2 October 2019
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This week's newsletter subscriber tip is about pathways for your eyes to follow in a design ... and book readers can find more information about another way I use this trick when I add any kind of critter to my design. See page 368 Do more than you have to in my book the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature
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Add a bit of shadow and dimension to a flat armature by using the sketch technique of cross hatching.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Every Autumn we see the beautiful Physalis pods everywhere but they are easy to dry and preserve to use year round.
Wire a sturdy cloud shaped armature to hang a heavier water source for thirsty Wisteria flowers.
By making a very secure armature, it is possible to stack and suspend loose twigs on top of it building on the stable foundation
Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on
This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature
Soft minimal Fall armature making it easy to replace the flowers as the season progress.
Exploring two soaking techniques for a subtle early autumn design
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.
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
This was my last two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns