Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer
Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design
Dip or paint the lily bud in egg white to prevent it from opening. This will also work with tulips
Simply run a brush dipped in egg white along the edges of the petal and condition as normal.
If its a tiny bud you can simply dip it in egg white.
Once the egg white dries it is completely invisible.
After a few days some of the flowers might show strain trying to open or you might want to let them open naturally, simply rinse the flowers in warm water (or a cotton bud dipped in warm water) to remove the egg white and it will continue to open again.
Tulips continue to grow once the stem is severed from the bulb. More often than not you can use this growth to create an ever changing design. But sometimes you want that tulip...
It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.
Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis
This was my last two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting
A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals
… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition
Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.
Fold open a lily bud to conceal a clever little BoutStix floral magnet for an unusual corsage.