Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Here comes the sun...
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun
And I say it's all right
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here...
Lyrics- the Beatles (George Harrison)
Careful manipulation of twigs in a shallow container. With a special note on how to use new growth.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.
This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...
Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.
Craft a wreath with a hollow cavity inside to use as an armature for your flowers
Cut a wreath into sections to glue back together into a beautiful rose petal shape
Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.
Add a bit of shadow and dimension to a flat armature by using the sketch technique of cross hatching.
Fake an early Spring by crafting a long lasting stick bundle that has a blossoming branch of succulent flowers.
A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.
A glowing cranberry ball for frosty evening decorating.
A lush wreath that remains green so that you can design once... and cut and cut and place your violas to make sure you have flowers all season long.
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Have you heard? I have wonderful news this week. Oh! and I also have this pretty grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose to show you. But... Have you heard...
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.
...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. My list of...