Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
This is the third of my 4 demonstration designs I did for my book launch at the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. To read and see more pictures of the demonstration: The effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter's guide to crafting with nature Book Launch Demonstration
I prefer more naturally crafted designs…
... using nature as an inspiration.
With that being said: my best known design tutorial? Using Bubble-wrap to make flowers float! A few years ago I wanted to create a design for just after Christmas. Something minimal. I called the design Going Cold Twinkle Turkey ... and it just took off! It is probably the furthest away from "natural" you can imagine.
But it does appeal to my love for minimal designs.
I like each flower to shine in it's own right...
... rather than collected to create a massive display.
That's my personal...
Secure two lichen covered branched to rest around the neck of a curvy vase.
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.
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
Sometimes the best way to hide something in your design is right in the open
This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature
Glue reeds on a wire frame to create a dimensional armature to suspend orchids in
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 wire Christmas star with a secret plan to hide the twinkle
Glue a stacked twig round-about to use as a Christmas table top wreath
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?