Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Pierce and stack fall leaves to rest on the edge of a container
Pierce a stem sized hole through an autumn leaf
Slip a second leaf through the hole
Pull the stem all the way through
Rest the leaves on the edge of a container with the stems pointing into the container.
Continue to pierce holes in the leaves
And stacking leaves.
Pierce a hole through the last leaf
And slip the first leaf stem through it
Pierce and stack a few random leaves to break up the pattern
Fill the container with water
Add a few stems of willow and Chinese lantern pods
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Every Autumn we see the beautiful Physalis pods everywhere but they are easy to dry and preserve to use year round.
Create a textured wreath with Chrysanthemums and rolled up Autumn leaves
A glue-less way of manipulating leaves
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
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...
This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.
Create a floral circlet to rest the little pumpkin on... but above the water line.
Designing for somewhere not still summer not yet autumn weather...
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design
This week's design is part of a challenge issued by Sherry Donnelly of Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio and Flirty Fleurs, Alicia Schwede, owner of Bella Fiori and Chuck Graham, Floral...