Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 7 April 2012
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White is timeless and calming
and soothe the senses.
Add the richness of natural texture,
the lightness of a feather,
the optimistic promise of spring
and you have clean luxury
Design Note: The tiny blossoms are Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink'. Tucked low in the paper eggs are a few Cymbidium orchids and the twigs are contorted hazel. The feathers are made from Kyogi or shaved wood.
Thank you DIY Weddings Magazine for featuring my design as part of your Spring Inspiration pages on your website.
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Wood glue makes wood veneer or Kyogi paper soft and playable to make feathers with
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