Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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Uh huh… I have amazing news!
The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD assigned 1st place honours to my book The Effortless Floral Craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature in the category: Crafts & Hobbies. The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence to recognize distinction from small presses and independent publishers.
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Craftmanship edition: for professional readers who put guidebooks to good use. Partially handcrafted by specialist binders to last. Large in size and print to make it easy to follow the How To's at a glance. Opens to lie flat on your design table for a panoramic view of the two pages. The hardcover is durable and easy to wipe clean. Available here from my web-shop. I sign and gift wrap each copy
Design Room edition: for casual readers who read and refer to it when needed. It also has a durable, easy to wipe clean hardcover. The content is the same as the 'Craftsmanship' edition only smaller in print and size. You can order your copy here:
E-book: for readers who want How To's on the go. Download from Amazon
Cut a wreath into sections to glue back together into a beautiful rose petal shape
Glue a few wigs to follow the shape of a glass bowl to create a disk armature
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
Craft a wreath with a hollow cavity inside to use as an armature for your flowers
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.
I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen. The wreath is also dressed with fresh and...
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine