Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Stacked Twig Roundabout
Snip all kinds of twigs and start to glue in a wide circle with hot glue.
Glue each twig to have at least two connection points.
Continue to glue twigs in a round shape.
Once you have the basic circle shape add a few extra twigs to fill in any gaps and to add bulk. The more twigs you add the stronger the armature. Because I am adding quite a few test tubes filled with roses I wanted my armature to be very strong and balanced.
Make a second twig circle exactly the same size as the first.
Separate the two circles by gluing twigs to each side. This also makes it easy for the design to stand vertically
The sticks separating the two circles are ideal to tie test tubes to for the flowers.
Stacked Twig Roundabout... almost a wreath, but not quite
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As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.
Glue a stacked twig round-about to use as a Christmas table top wreath
Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack
The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.
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A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.
Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.
Soft minimal Fall armature making it easy to replace the flowers as the season progress.
Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
The dry wheat stems are suspended from the outside of the container so that they remain dry and the flower stems can gently rest inside to remain hydrated.
A take your time and mindfully craft a pretty design to celebrate the summer solstice- it is officially summer here in Canada.
Glue a band of snow dusted twigs to create a delicate armature for winter treasures.
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...