Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Making Ends Meet
- 16 August 2017
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Quote by Dr Seuss, The Lorax
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Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
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.
Sink the tube in the design to rest on a few twigs
Fishing line creates an invisible grid over a shallow glass cake stand to support the plant material
Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.
Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf
Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.
A tiny budvase design that rearranges basic ingredients, such as a single leaf and an orchid to create a new design concept.
Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.
Give a minimal design a few grass "whiskers" to feel that Spring breeze.
... a something to look forward to design that makes you lean in closer to see what might still be.
The name Cymbidium or boat Orchid is derived from the Greek word Kumbos meaning "hole or cavity", referring to the hollowness in the base of the lip of the flowers.
This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line