Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
How to position the tiniest Spring stems using the hole in the side of a beaker wall vase
Thread your heaviest stem through the hole in the side of the beaker wall vase
You want this stem to be balanced and anchored through the tiny hole. Slowly turn the stem to find its tipping point.
Fill the container with water.
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Add in a green flower bud that looks rather textured/vividly coloured to contrast the green leaf.
Oh yes… new growth is notoriously difficult to condition. But so pretty to bring inside on a Spring day!
Book readers turn to page 74 for my secret tip for conditioning new growth. But to get you started I have also linked a Tutorial below this post.
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Drape over a few rosary vines over and around the leaf and bud.
Add in a few dew drop crystals to finish the design.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Curl and pin a few leaves into a tube to create an armature for those "left over" freesiabuds.
Hide the water source in a rolled leaf
Add a leaf to a large-ish vase to create a small puddle of water for your short flower stem to rest in.
Take all the usual ingredients for a budvase design- a flower, a leafy green something and roll it into something unusual to display.
Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf
Adding design details to create tiny gaps for more design details.
Roses so pretty you want to admire them front, side and back.
Create a shallow puddle in a larger container to keep your flowers in place.
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids
Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase
Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...
A tiny budvase design that rearranges basic ingredients, such as a single leaf and an orchid to create a new design concept.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
Give a minimal design a few grass "whiskers" to feel that Spring breeze.
Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.