Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Purple haze… float
- 17 May 2023
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all this and, have I mentioned you get flowers when you garden???
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Craft the softest layer of wisteria flowers that neatly float on water.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Wire a sturdy cloud shaped armature to hang a heavier water source for thirsty Wisteria flowers.
An easy fix for preventing flowers from falling out of a container
Create an invisible "stay under water" for blooms that still leaves space for longer stems in a vase.
Part of sustainable designing is designing with the entire life-cycle of your work in mind. Designing armatures is a lasting and ever changing design solution.
Not only is water designs wonderfully refreshing to make... it is also wonderfully refreshing for your flowers.
Use a wet brush to lift any tiny bits of plant material floating on and in the water to keep your container clear.
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
Fold and peg banana leaves into pockets so that they float freely on water. This is inspired by a traditional banana leaf craft used to cook rice in.
Cut circles out of transparencies to make ripples in the water
Float flowers in a bottle by giving each flower their own little bubble wrap raft-skirt.
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?
A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.
One of my trusty tried and tested techniques. When the going gets hot... float your flowers!