Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Well, I'll be
Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me
Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me
"Tiptoe Through the Tulips" is a popular song originally published in 1929. The song was written by Al Dubin (lyrics) and Joe Burke
Carefully manipulate and bend green willow stems to place in water to sprout as an armature for tulips to mature and open
Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
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,...
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...
Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers
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...
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.
Simplicity to showcase the perfection of the Lisianthus buds
Add design elements that serves a purpose for a minimal summer inspired floral design.
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.
Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
I wrote this article for Wedding Business Success (an online meeting place for the wedding industry) exploring a positive way of looking at creativity and... stealing!
The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
Suspend small bud vases with Macramé-like knotted wool. This design is featured on The Fusion Flowers Magazine... Fusion Links page.
Wax and Rainbow Oasis keep the flower heads in place.