Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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Tulips continue to grow as they open. This means you not only have to be mindful of their proportions as they are now... but also as they will be once open.
Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly
Weave a basket from lily grass and then cut and curl the edges
Pebbles are a great way to weigh down or keep your floral material in place. Here's a way to dress them up a bit
Weave a canopy or parachute shaped armature in a way that you can place the stems in two vases to keep it hydrated.
Keeping this tulip upright requires less magic and more hot glue skills... but it looks magical never the less.
Luxuriously filled design... filled with flowers... filled with grass. But most fun, for us as designers filled with hidden techniques
Weave a spherical support to place long stemmed flowers into a bud vase.
Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers
Wax and Rainbow Oasis keep the flower heads in place.
Weave a sphere from grass to catch a precious and exquisite and perfect glistening early autumn dew drop
A design so fine you can easily miss it... if it were not for the interwoven pebbles catching your eye.
Loosely weave grass to create a decorative grid keeping flowers in place over a square container.