Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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- 29 July 2020
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Breaking news in the Forest Floor Newspaper … read all about it!!!
This morning the Mushrooms mushroomed right here on the forest floor
The perfumed woody scent of the Tree (age 600)
reported the incident from that place
there where the Leafy Shadows always meets the cool Dark Dirt.
“Bark” he said.
Tree goes further explaining
he was told by the rain-soaked Mosses who were told by the uncoiling Ferns
who saw it with their own fronds…
the Mushrooms just lifted their caps… and mushroomed!
“It’s happened before,” said the Gnarly Roots. “We were there”.
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Create a sturdy platform from bark to design an entire forest floor on a single foxtail fern frond
I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
A winter themed centerpiece with a secret water source (without a container or floral foam)
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Connect twigs with puddles of artificial snow to craft a winter armature for your flowers.
The most delicate of stems often disappear in a design. this is an easy way to display really delicate flowering stems without overwhelming them
Balance a stack of eggshells with a magnet for a tiny Easter design
Hang a twig and wood mobile at your weeding as a direction board
The flat surface of a piece of driftwood creates a base to design on
oh yes, a light an airy design showing off those very first autumn leaves.
Using dried floral material is so trendy right now. But the longer lasting the design elements the more effort you have to put in to stop it from looking lifeless.
A more than just a hint of Christmas tradition design... in a pre-Christmas design.
A lush wreath that remains green so that you can design once... and cut and cut and place your violas to make sure you have flowers all season long.
The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Create a long lasting winter inspired floral design that looks like it is frozen in time.
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
My article and wedding direction board design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals