Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Getting the Band Back Together Again
When you feel creatively stuck,
make the silliest thing.
Make another silly thing.
Make a lot more silly things.
… soon your creativity will get bored with you making all these silly things
and take over to make something
not so silly after all.
A well made snow covered twig band armature will last all winter so that you can display even the most delicate winter treasures.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Perfect design for a warmer than usual winter design that hints at thawing.
Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids
Craft a light and airy grass halo to suspend tiny drop crystals around gorgeous roses.
This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.
Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase
Putting the focus on the flowers with an ever changing design.
A leaning twig armature with both the first signs of Spring and the last signs of winter.
Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids
Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.