Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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The flat surface of a piece of driftwood creates a base to design on
Each block of foam holds forty times its own weight in water. One brick holds two litres of water
A thin layer of melted wax creates a watertight layer for floral foam
Mix and match Rainbow Oasis colours to create patterns
I use edible mushrooms in my designs. To preserve them I press a tiny stake into the base and let them air-dry.
Most of the time I would gently tug the pollen covered stamens away the moment it becomes yellow and messy. But the Gloriosa looks rather pretty with the stamens on, so I fix it...
How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.
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...
If you use Papier Mache, terracotta or clay or any precious container that might scratch, rust, or discolour or disintegrate when it's in prolonged contact with water it is best...
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the <strong>Centrepiece Wedding Magazine</strong>
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.
Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.