Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Loop lily grass around a basic structure or shape made from paper.
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
A t-wire create a stem to insert grass or twigs to shadow a design without laying flat
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.
Follow the flower's natural curve but you can also curve only sections to create an elegant crescent or a curve at the tip of the stem
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.
I rarely use Oasis as a water source. But I love to use it as a sculptural medium to carve re-usable shapes for my floral art
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...