Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Twig support to rest test tubes on a surface
Wrap bind wire twice around the tube
Twist the bind wire to secure
Separate the wire
Secure to the fork in a twig
Sink the tube into the design to nestle on the twigs
Creating a stable water source for the fresh flower material
I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.
Include a single floret (such as an orchid) or bundle a few weaker stems (such as lily of the valley) into an arrangement or hand tie by wiring a test tube to a stick.
This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf
A design demonstration looking at preparing for competition designs: thinking bigger
My RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Limelight Floral Art Design. My Limelight design was inspired by a slice of lime. But I wanted it to look like it was spun by a butterfly. I used...