Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Wrong on the right, for a right
- 27 July 2022
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is a necessary...
ingredient in living.
It is a way of looking...
... at life through the wrong end...
of a telescope...
Quote by Dr Seuss
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Craft a grass armature to suspend the orchids in deep water from around the outside of your container.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase
Stack snippets of grass on a wire frame to make a floating pyramid armature
Keep all the fresh flower material hydrated in water by weaving the stems from one side of the vase to the other.
Craft a dried cane globe for the armature of the design and then add lily grass to dry in place.
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
Putting the focus on the flowers with an ever changing design.
Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.
A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.
Craft a light and airy grass halo to suspend tiny drop crystals around gorgeous roses.
Using dry and fresh floral material in one design without the dry becoming soggy and the fresh drying out.
A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.
Oncidium orchids hiding in a woven grass cup. This Design Tutorial is featured on The Conna Flower and Garden Club (Ireland) website. It is part of their Floral Art Lessons...
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.
The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.
Delicate cherry twig, rosary vine and oncidium orchid enchanted forest masquerade masque.