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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Layer

Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary corsages

This week we look at the first design technique: Layer

layer floral art design

in layers

Willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila corsage

one on top of the other

Twig foundation for a layered design

some material laid on or spread over a surface

Designing in layers

stacking on top

Boutstix Magnet Stix Corsage

To sandwich

My new Boutstix Magnet Stix Design Inspiration Video

Thank you Kevin MacLeod for the music used in this video

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Tutorials

30 April 2015 Willow twig Corsage Platform

To create a layered look for a corsage tie a foundation of twigs with fresh willow stems

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

Favourite Flowers

Gypsophila

Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

Tillandsia Usneoides

Spanish moss, Florida moss, long moss, or graybeard

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

29 April 2015 Crafting Corsages in three ways with BoutStix Magnet Stix

Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary corsages

6 May 2015 Tape and Wrap

Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

13 May 2015 Encased

Design Three from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different...

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

16 December 2015 Christmas Waves

Twist a Kalanchoe and Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile

30 March 2016 A Point of Support

My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.

18 January 2017 Look at you!

Tie twigs to shape a hanging armature

15 February 2017 Step Along

Create twig steps to display the orchids

23 August 2017 Almost is still not quite

Weave just a hint of the Autumn to come

20 September 2017 You Wear It Well

My article and body flowers design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine