Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 24 August 2011
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A Touchstone is something or even someone that you can rely on to evaluate the strength or worth of an idea or concept
Or it could be your intuition. The problem with design intuition is that it develops from past experiences. Using your intuition as a touchstone leads you to where you always go.
As you develop your design skills make sure you also renew your design intuition in the direction of where you want to go.
Design note: Flowers like Allium and Tulips are especially well suited to be skewered.
The wounds created by the skewers divert the plants energy to healing rather than growing, perfectly preserving the curls in the stems just as you want it. The Phalaenopsis orchid is in a test tube hanging from a skewer.
Touchstone Oasis Pebbles
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I rarely use Oasis as a water source. But I love to use it as a sculptural medium to carve re-usable shapes for my floral art
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
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.
Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...
It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.