Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
In English it is called playing leapfrog
In French saute-mouton (where we are leaping over a sheep)
In Romanian it is called capra (we would be leaping over a goat)
In India it is called Aar Ghodi Ki Par Ghodi (we leap over a horse)
And in Italy it is called la cavallina (and we are still leaping over a horse, but a really small horse)
Same game by a different name
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.
This is one of my best known and still my go-to core techniques for floating flowers.
One of my trusty tried and tested techniques. When the going gets hot... float your flowers!
A design that visually plays with good proportions to allow the sheltered flower to be the focal point.
That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...
Beautiful blossoms don’t NEED much to make it into a lovely design. But the start of Spring might just inspire you to add a bit much… just because it makes you happy.
Softest Wisteria colour to cool things down on an unexpectedly warm day.