Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Putting your own spin on it
- 22 May 2019
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I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with a me flavoured edgy twist.
See my twisty...
... on a tendril inspired ringlet?
You will find a whole lot... actually 40 creative more design examples and well over 300 step-by-step how to’s, hints and core techniques on how to add your twist to the design inspiration you find by creating work in your own, you specific, effortless style in my book: The Effortless Floral Craftsman, a floral crafter's guide to crafting with nature
"Design with flowers in your own authentic, effortless style. In this picture filled guide you will find everything you need to know about crafting with natural design elements, developing your own effortless style of designing and creating meaningful and remarkable floral designs.
Part how to and part why to, The Effortless Floral Craftsman systematically builds floral artistry as page after page reveals the expert design secrets and creative processes behind Christine de Beer’s innovative, award winning floral designs".
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Roll leaves to create a stopper to keep flowers in place in a bud vase
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.
Long stemmed autumn leave tubes as a floral armature
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
Tie a bundle of lily grass in a bundle to offer support for your flowers.
Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.
Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!
A simple placement of bud vases... with the tiniest of lemon coloured twist that makes them unusual.
An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.
When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.
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.
Snip and grow willow to create a Spring new growth support for your tall flower stems.
This was the third design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration