Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
you see... it goes something like:
first sip… "oh, good morning"
second sip.. "Hmmm… I love coffee"
fifth sip… " awesome, coffee loves me back!"
and by the second last sip…
I am confidently saying things like: “Yes, this sounds like the exact right shade of green to me”
... now that's morning coffee-grade jitters!
Adding tension to a design with a grass frame and collar.
Gently pull the petals ( Ray floret) from the seeded part of the sunflower
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
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.
The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.
An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure
Create a contrasting base to lift the heavy flower-head to design in
Use the heart of a sunflower as a platform to place your autumn floral details on.
When life hands you dyed flowers you make... well creatively speaking it turned out to be not such a bad thing after all!
Durbanville Flower Club: Nature's Treasures, A Floral Art Exhibition at D'Ville Shopping Center Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem