Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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- 26 August 2020
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you add the stack of pebbles
so that the twig wedges firmly
into the glass vase
so that you can wedge
the orchid stem
between twig and the glass.
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It all started with my twig being just too small to wedge into the glass vase tight enough to keep my orchid stem in place...
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
Suspend a flower for an unusual but minimalist design over a leaning container lid.
Utilizing those not so obvious characteristics of your design details to make a minimal clear glass summer floral design.
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
Such a peaceful design with just enough float and "stay put" elements
A more than just a hint of Christmas tradition design... in a pre-Christmas design.
A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems