Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Jump out at you
- 22 February 2023
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... is it the gap, maybe?
The petals taking a bow?
or the neatly lined up snippets?
The knot, perhaps?
… what jumps out at you?
This week in our newsletter I tell you what jumped out at me… and I would love to hear from you as well. The sign up is below this post to receive my weekly tip email and if you have comments, questions or would like to say hi you can always reply.
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Using all parts of a small bunch of iris flowers to craft a unique display.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Connect the ends of grass snippets to create a spherical grass armature
Keep flowers in place by placing a lemon on the narrow rim of the container.
A radiating design that has the freedom of movement to add a bit of a cooling effect on the warmer days of summer.
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.
Give your woven grass a water source by designing the basket in a vase rather than placing the vase in a basket
Use the unique qualities of each stem to create a submerged design in a water filled glass vase.
Weave a small panel that fits snugly in a container for a minimal, foam free design that is quick to make but looks spectacular.
Craft two woven panels to place front and back of a couple of bud vases to create a unit.
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...
A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!
A light and airy (no floral foam but still long lasting) floral design for those days that you are really, really looking for signs of Spring.
When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.
Adding just a little something to a bud vase design to connect them... and make it special.
Add design elements that serves a purpose for a minimal summer inspired floral design.