Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Floral Fable: Colour Design
We begin our design cold and frosty...
Snuggled and curled up
while hibernating in it's twig nest.
the spring sun chases the clouds away
and heats up the forest floor
to create our warm surface design
In my cold design I used frosty green Cymbidium Orchids and Hypericum berries snuggling in a bed of reindeer moss. I spiraled dark green Equisetum like snail shells to curl up and over the pave.
Then to change it into a warm forest floor design I made a red dogwood stick lattice to suspend my test tubes on. I filled the test tubes with pink tinted Jasmine buds and Cymbidium Orchids. The lip of the orchids was exactly the same dark red as the dogwood.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Equisetum is hollow and jointed resembling miniature bamboo but it can be shaped into spirals by wiring the shoots
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.
My demonstration explored ways to tell a story with floral art designs
I did a Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club. Over the next few weeks I will show the designs in detail and add the design tutorials. This week I’ll...