Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A little bit of Art and Soul
It’s not just the little bit of sticks, twigs, leaves and flowers that make up a design.
There is also a touch of something…
Something much less tangible,
something added that is so part of the designer
that it changes a little bit into a whole lot!
Thanks Alicia for the interview and featuring my design work on Flirty Fleurs!
Alicia Schwede is a well-known florist designing beautiful floral details in Denver, Colorado, USA. You can visit her blog Bella Fiori
Note: "Give a little bit of Heart and Soul" is an 80’s song by British pop band T'Pau
This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack
Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?
Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
I used wire, fishing line (mono-filament) and Phalaenopsis orchid roots to make a messy lace Christmas stocking and dressed the stocking with frost green Cymbidium orchids
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine