Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
In a State of Flow
"A state of mind
Give the stem a closer cut to detail for floral art
Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
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...
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Simplicity to showcase the perfection of the Lisianthus buds
An all out effective way of keeping a flower stem in the exact spot you want it to be in a clear water vase design.
A tranquil design that just takes a moment to do... when you need to take a moment to... breathe.
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.
One of my trusty tried and tested techniques. When the going gets hot... float your flowers!
A design that visually plays with good proportions to allow the sheltered flower to be the focal point.
A blossom frame to display the prettiest anthurium of the whole bunch!
A easy going summer design that makes full use of the imperfections you harvest from your cut garden.