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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Cross-hatch a Shadow Bright Autumn

Cross-hatch a Shadow Bright Autumn floral art design

The days

Autumn floral design that is bright and colourful

are darker

Original and sustainable flower arranging idea for fall

but on the up-side

Foam free fall floral design with Physalis and Alstroemeria

the trees are

Creative and sustainable contemporary flower arrangement for autumn using twigs and Physalis and Alstroemeria by Christine de Beer

brighter

This week's newsletter subscriber tip is about pathways for your eyes to follow in a design ... and book readers can find more information about another way I use this trick when I add any kind of critter to my design. See page 368 Do more than you have to in my book the effortless floral craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature

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Tutorials

2 October 2019 Cross hatch Twig Armature

Add a bit of shadow and dimension to a flat armature by using the sketch technique of cross hatching.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

23 March 2012 Drying Physalis sepals

Every Autumn we see the beautiful Physalis pods everywhere but they are easy to dry and preserve to use year round.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

12 July 2017 Twig sparkler

Glue twigs to radiate out from a central point

10 April 2019 Twig cloud mobile

Wire a sturdy cloud shaped armature to hang a heavier water source for thirsty Wisteria flowers.

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

30 January 2013 Funnel shaped pick-up-sticks armature

By making a very secure armature, it is possible to stack and suspend loose twigs on top of it building on the stable foundation

16 October 2012 Taco-shaped twig armature

Make a half-moon shaped armature to fill with flowers

2 October 2013 Spiny Twig Porcupine Armature

Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on

29 January 2014 Twig Shooting Star

Wire and glue a twig armature

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

Favourite Flowers

Physalis

Chinese lantern, cape gooseberry, Peruvian cherry, Inca berry

Alstroemeria

Inca lily, Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas

Related Designs

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

10 April 2019 Just Like Wisteria Rain

Craft a ethereal design from twigs and wisteria flowers

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature

30 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with wire techniques

This was my last two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting

29 September 2011 Pick-Up Sticks

A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns

2 October 2013 Prickly

Build a twig porcupine armature for fall flowers

29 January 2014 Glued to stay just so

Wire and glue a twig armature

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses