Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
From here in out
- 17 February 2021
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oh yes, a whole lot has been happening in here lately...
of course the easy one: inside crafting
And indoors creating
And interior decorating (which is up there when it comes to playing favourites...)
And internal designing
And indoors styling
And innermost and inward and central art making
and even some... intramural reimagining.
Which all means I have been thinking my thinking and making my makings... you know... from the inside out.
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Carefully break... but don't snap a reed to create a curved base for a fanned out grass armature.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Weave a small panel that fits snugly in a container for a minimal, foam free design that is quick to make but looks spectacular.
Thread grass into flexi grass to create a spinner that gently turns in the wind.
Adding tension to a design with a grass frame and collar.
Tie a bundle of lily grass in a bundle to offer support for your flowers.
Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in
This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
I tied the strong inside veins of the 5 Aspidistra leaves (that I used to make the garland with) to make my basket armature.
When life hands you dyed flowers you make... well creatively speaking it turned out to be not such a bad thing after all!
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.
This week I am so excited to share my article and design that was published in the recent issue of the Floral Art Society of New Zealand's Academy Magazine for NZ qualified...
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...