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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Another perspective

This is the third design I did for my All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate) floral art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society .

Even if it did not turn out as planned, you might still have stumbled upon a really good thing:

Another perspective floral art design.

In 1930, Ruth Wakefield invented the chocolate chip cookie.

Chocolate chip cookie floral design.

She was actually disappointed with the result

Chocolate cosmos and autumn leaves

because she wanted the chocolate to melt into the dough...

Chocolate cosmos in the chocolate cookie design

and she ultimately sold the idea

Autumn chocolate floral design

to add chocolate chips to cookie dough

Round armature with fall leaves and chocolate cosmos

to Nestle Toll House for a lifetime supply of chocolate

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Tutorials

23 November 2016 Cane, Ti leaves and Sisal Disk Armature

create a cookie shaped armature for the chocolate cosmos flowers

23 November 2016 Cane Coils

Curve cane into a snail shell spiral

23 November 2016 Twig support to rest test tubes on a surface

Sink the tube in the design to rest on a few twigs

24 August 2011 Stain wooden skewers with natural dye

Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.

13 April 2012 Staining Midelino cane Coils

White Midelino cane is easy to stain in any colour

19 June 2013 Sisal Disk

Create a inflexible circle armature to hang flowers from

1 January 2011 Sisal Stars

Paper towel cardboard tubes create the basic shape of my stars

28 August 2013 Unravel Sisal string to get Sisal Fibers

I purchase a huge roll of sisal string to use... sometimes as string, but mostly I unravel it for the fibers

9 September 2015 Layered sisal and twig armature

small sisal fibers create a mat like armature

26 June 2012 Berry dye for sisal fibers

Soak sisal fibres in strawberry and black berry juice to stain it purple

7 September 2012 The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions

When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.

21 September 2016 "I found it this way" demonstration Floral art Structures: Twig Tangles

For my "I found it this way" Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club, I began all four of my designs with basic armatures made of Twig Tangles and we...

Related Designs

23 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Another perspective

This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

30 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Worth a second look

This was the fourth (and last) design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

9 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate) floral art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society

A design demonstration looking at preparing for competition designs: thinking bigger

9 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Loosen Up

This was the first design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

16 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Snipped into Sections

This was the second design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

10 August 2011 Pleated Pleasure

Pleats are accordion like folds of equal width in alternating opposite directions in any kind of fabric. I absolutely love the tight buds of Allium and they represent the...

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

21 September 2011 All things being Equal

The fan is made from 18 coffee stir sticks and dressed with a veil of grass, fall leaves and Viburnum berries

11 November 2012 Leaves by Hundreds came

A rosette of fall leaves to celebrate the beauty of autumn

12 December 2012 It's a swell time…

An exceptional moment frozen in time… 12:12:12 12/12/12

31 December 2012 A Pocket full of Starlight

Knot a grid to place over a glass bubble vase to keep plant material in place

19 June 2013 This Moment

Create an armature design outside the vase

9 September 2015 Fall Treasures

A sisal mat armature for fall twigs flowers and leaves

27 May 2015 Limelight

My <strong>RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015</strong> Limelight Floral Art Design. <br> My Limelight design was inspired by a slice of lime. But I wanted it to look like it was spun...

26 June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Waterfall

To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...