Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 11 May 2016
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Tip the twig jug,
let it flow real slow,
just a splash,
decant at a slant.
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Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Heat makes the plastic distort creating fantastic shapes
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
A t-wire create a stem to insert grass or twigs to shadow a design without laying flat
Make a small grass "propeller" by pinning blades of grass into the design
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
My article and Floral Monogram Seating Plan designs featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.
Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.
The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.
Place a small fishbowl vase at an angle to look like it is pouring out flowers and twigs.
A glued snipped to create a cooling cone for dangling orchids
Glue a band of snow dusted twigs to create a delicate armature for winter treasures.
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
Christmas Flower Trends 2011 starts with a Floral Craft Assignment from the Floral Trends Design Group to make an Earthly Angel garden decoration.
I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen. The wreath is also dressed with fresh and...
As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.
Instead of weaving a platter try stacking the twigs from large to tiny small
Delicate cherry twig, rosary vine and oncidium orchid enchanted forest masquerade masque.
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine