Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I use two methods (or a combination of both) to attach a wreath to a door.
This wreath is not woven but glued to create a see-through forest filigree
I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.
Here are the two secrets to assembling a well balanced hanging sculpture: First: Let gravity do the work. Do not fight it. And Secondly: Start from the bottom of your design...
The BoutStix Floral Magnets “stick” is the backbone of the design, strengthening the narrow heart shape and adding support and balance.
Gently bend and secure the Alstroemeria flower head into the twig design
A Posy made of Gypsophila flowers can look flat. I use a dried Hydrangea or Agapanthus flower head as a flower frog to puff it out
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Drape an acetate garland around the pumpkin, on the wires, to create a halo
Acetate is the clear plastic mostly used for packaging design. It is thicker than cellophane and holds its shape much better.