Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Walking on eggshells
- 28 March 2018
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Carefully balance a bit of invent
To a delicate drop of arrange
Add a gentle splash of design
Just a pinch of conceive
With a smidgen of devise
… and hatch! Easter design
Happy Easter flower friends.
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Balance a stack of eggshells with a magnet for a tiny Easter design
Wood glue makes wood veneer or Kyogi paper soft and playable to make feathers with
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
The most delicate of stems often disappear in a design. this is an easy way to display really delicate flowering stems without overwhelming them
Hide the water source in a rolled leaf
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...
This is the basic technique used in traditional Easter crafts to plait a crown of thorns.
This week we look at the design featured in the Flower Guide Chapter at the very end of my book
A bit of a wrong way round pretty Easter design. Put the basket weave inside the egg instead of putting the eggs in a basket.
The first of my new monthly articles about growing the material you need to design with. This month we are taking stock of what we need... and growing wheatgrass.
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids
A clean Easter design. 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...