Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 25 January 2023
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I show you how I did it,
ps: what a lovely surprise! I liked the back of this orchid even more. I will include a 360 video in the Tutorial for you... and also tell you where I found the turntable in this week's email. The link is below this post if you want for both the sign up and the Tutorial.
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An armature to display a lovely surprise orchid that developed on the long spike just after the other flowers started to fade.
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Turn the leaf so that the muted underside faces outward to create a more understated Autumn colour scheme .
Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.
The trick of this Tutorial is to create a flat top platform to display Spring blossom twigs- the way it would look on moss in a forest.
This armature is actually made of four times as many leaves as what it looks like to create a hinge to fan the entire leaf-tube open yet keep it's shape.
Carefully break... but don't snap a reed to create a curved base for a fanned out grass armature.
Craft two snippet half moons to connect... and... then add a second layer of grass snippets here and there to shade the flowers.
Glue bark to a Papier Maché and wire frame to create a pod shaped armature
Cover a Styrofoam shape with bark to create a bowl for a potted design
Carefully stack dried physalis berry husks to craft a long lasting pumpkin that you can refresh with fresh flowers and vines.
This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
My Twig Bridal Basket design and Tutorial featured in the Extraordinary Wedding Flowers issue of the New Zealand Floral Design Magazine
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
An early Spring design with a twist on using an old favourite: composite flowers.
Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design
Glue snippets of grass into a double layer sphere to create a sheltered floral globe.
Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design
A physalis husk pumpkin to celebrate the last bright rays of Autumn.