Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It’s one and a half to two times... but to the side
Aaah… those good old design rules.
All our directives to construct
… artistic prescriptions
stipulation to make
guidelines to hatch
the totally unbreakable, totally bendable laws to create.
Note: this week I show you the Tutorial for the wire leaf shown in my book on page 14 (Hint: ... if you want a sneak peek you can page through that section for free on Amazon)
And in my Newsletter I am curious to hear your opinion on rules in trendy designs. I am a huge fan of rules, as a rule. So much so that there is an entire chapter on rules in my book in which I show you how I make sure what I am following is actually a rule (and not just a trend or a personal preference) and how I judge whether I still need to follow it… or when I am better off disregarding it. (Chapter: Testing the Rules page 267)
Order your copy of my book the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature:
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or from online book sellers such as Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Booktopia, Foyles, Waterstones, Hive, OpenTrolley Bookstore, of course Amazon and even Ebay!
... to name just a few.
This week I show you the Tutorial for the wire leaf shown in my book on page 14 ... this time in copper.
This is a trick for attaching fine details at exactly the right angle.
Strip the green bark from the stems to expose the smooth wood
Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire
Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature
Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.
A flat-lay to celebrate finally finding the perfect way to dry passion fruit flowers... and my book's first birthday but mostly the drying of passion fruit flowers thing.
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.
My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the Centrepiece Wedding Magazine
Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips