Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date: Bubble raft to float flowers Since I posted this Design Tutorial in January 2012, it has been viewed by 107,000 unique visitors, and in a way it really has a life of its own now.
This is my re-take on the technique:
pronunciation | gU-mU-‘sAr-vE … goo-moo-SAIR-vee (Turkish)
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.
Design 2 of my three week pre-Christmas designing series looking at How to style with artificial plants and branches using quality faux plants and stems. This week: wired branches
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.
When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.
One of my trusty tried and tested techniques. When the going gets hot... float your flowers!
Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?
A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line
My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine