Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A little up-bubble
a little down-bubble
to place just so
the nose goes down, the bubble stays at the top
if the nose goes up, the bubble drops
the bubble is centered when you found your level
When suspending items under water it is convenient to add a tiny magnet so that you can reposition it if the water distorts the lines of your design
Flowers tend to float in water. To keep them submerged you need to add a bit of weight
Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.
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.
This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage
Glue a few twigs into a bundle to hide a corsage magnet
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!
When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.
Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?
Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine