Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Snipped into Sections
This is the second design I did for my All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate) floral art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society .
Chocolate as currency:
In Mayan times cocoa beans were used as currency
and was more
valuable than gold dust.
Cultivation of the beans
were restricted so that the value
of cocoa beans as currency would not decline.
Cut a coiled vine wreath into sections to create an delicate armature to frame a few perfect chocolate cosmos flowers
I wanted a really delicate, see-through armature to frame my tiny flowers so I wove grass in panels around the vine shape
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
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...
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
This was the fourth (and last) design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
A design demonstration looking at preparing for competition designs: thinking bigger
This was the first design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
I wove vine wreaths to form a pyramid, one just slightly larger than the next. In the natural cavities between the wreaths I placed the roses and lisianthus in plastic covered...
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
This was the first two designs for my Floral Art and craft demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club
Oncidium orchids hiding in a woven grass cup. This Design Tutorial is featured on The Conna Flower and Garden Club (Ireland) website. It is part of their Floral Art Lessons...