Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 15 February 2017
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Drill holes in a piece of lumber and insert dowel sticks to create an armature
Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
This wired rope is inspired by Monkey vine that you see hanging from trees. It is strong, rough and very tough. Covering the rope with mud will add texture and it also insulate...
Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns
By removing every other twig you open up space for larger flowers to nestle in
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.
A demonstration presented at Canada Blooms, Toronto, Canada I was invited to share the stage with designers from Bermuda, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Barbados, United...
Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show