Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It's a Heatwave!
time to remember Summer Design Rule One:
... the deeper...
Uh huh... that is rule one.
Not only is water designs wonderfully refreshing to make... it is also wonderfully refreshing for your flowers.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
If you know my work you have probably seen me do this: I float flowers using a tiny bubble wrap skirt... this time I am floating an entire design on it's own bubble wrap raft.
Fold and peg banana leaves into pockets so that they float freely on water. This is inspired by a traditional banana leaf craft used to cook rice in.
Plant material float about in water. To keep it in place it is best to wedge it slightly to touch the sides of the container.
Flowers tend to float in water. To keep them submerged you need to add a bit of weight
Float flowers in a bottle by giving each flower their own little bubble wrap raft-skirt.
Done in no time design... and it is rather refreshing to make.
Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
This is one of my best known and still my go-to core techniques for floating flowers.
A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.
A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.
One of my trusty tried and tested techniques. When the going gets hot... float your flowers!