Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Flowering Between a Rock and a Hard place
Stuck under the pebble... or… glide on out on the surface
Hang around... or... drift apart
Stay put... or... waft away
Sit tight... or... sail off
Hold on…or… slip away
Stuck under... or... float above.
Such a peaceful design with just enough float and "stay put" elements
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
Cellophane and plastic wrap in a clear vase, filled with water, creates a cracked ice effect
The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.
Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?
To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:
Using a traditional Ikabana Kenzan to place flowers in a shallow container
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.