Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Prevent scratches, rust and water stains on display surfaces
Polyethylene (PE) foam sheets are spongy and non-abrasive. You can save and up-cycle the foam you get as protective packaging or purchase it from electronic component or packaging supply stores.
Cut the foam to exactly fit the base of your vase. I also use this under concrete, stone or metal cans or containers.
Smooth the foam flat over the surface. The foam will stick and create a crush proof layer between the vase and the surface that you want to protect.
The foam is almost invisible and if you look carefully it looks like sandblasted glass
The only thing I needed to make these avocado green arums perfect was a small admirer...
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Stack a few glass containers and fill each with water to a different level.
A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!
When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.
Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...
Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
This contorted hazel twig reminded me of an ancient and wise bonsai tree. It definitely has a story of its own to tell. I wanted to capture that in my design. All it needed was...
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...