Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
When the pretty eyeballs you back!
- 25 October 2017
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Warning! … unusually high amount of eyeball attitude detected!
Caution! … skeleton(blossoms) scans and ghost(pumpkin) glares at work here!
Keep out! … just in sight!
Danger! … peeking peepers!
Beware! oh…they really do stare!
Notice! … you see?
Look out! … it’s barely there at all
Attention! … keep an eye… or 32 open… next week is Halloween!
Stop! … and have a feast-your-eye-on kind of Halloween everyone.
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Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature
Use the skeleton petals of hydrangeas to create blossoms
Remove the pulp from leaves so that only the vain framework remain
You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...
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...
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
Made from dried cherry twigs and a skeleton leaf.
Remove the pulp from the papery pod (sepal) covering the little berry of Chinese lantern plant so that only the vain framework remain
Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves
Cover a balloon with skeleton leaves to create a cocoon
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow
Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia
The second design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
A visual breather from all the bright and festive designs to come when designing for Autumn.
That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...
Oh my... a corn leaf mummy head for autumn... looking ahead to Halloween styling.
A tiny carry basket to gather the shortest stems from your cutting garden... with a place for water and your cutters.
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
Delicate cherry twig, rosary vine and oncidium orchid enchanted forest masquerade masque.
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.