Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Floral Fable: Mood Design
This is the first design I did for my A Floral Fable Design demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging club .
The demonstration explores ways to add small floral details to tell your own floral fable or simply express yourself with floral art.
With every design I will demonstrate one concept, thought or idea and by just slightly changing a few of the floral ingredients the design flips over into its contrast.
The moral of our first fable is: You can change your mood as fast as you can change your mind.
We begin our design in a thoughtful...
and meditative mood.
it changes to exuberant...
In my thoughtful, restrained and meditative mood design I used tulips in tight bud, green papery Physalis pods (sepals) and grasshoppers woven from a palm leaf.
Then to change it into an exuberant and youthful and playful design I added a few open tulips, reflexed and replaced the green Physalis pods with orange pods. The grasshoppers got wings to become butterflies to fly into the happy design.
Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves
This wreath is not woven but glued to create a see-through forest filigree
Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly
Sometimes tiny accessories can be too light to neatly place in a design and needs a bit of weight to stabilize it.
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...