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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Psithurism

Psithurism floral art design

The

Oncidium orchid and Autumn leaf design

sound

Oncidium orchid Fall leaf design

of

Fall leaf armature

rustling

Oncidium orchid and copper wire

leaves.

Oncidium orchid

Origin: An adaptation of ancient Greek

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Tutorials

8 November 2017 Three tier dried autumn leaf armature

Dry autumn leaves on cardboard disks to create an upright fall armature

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

7 September 2012 The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions

When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.

5 May 2011 Wire baubles

Make baubles from wire

5 May 2011 Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber

Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire

21 September 2016 "I found it this way" demonstration Floral art Structures: Twig Tangles

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...

27 July 2016 Leaning Sunflowers to stay just so

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.

6 September 2011 Autumn leaf Composite Flower

Glue a round Autumn leaf Composite Flower.

16 November 2011 Making the waist corsage using the BoutStix Floral Magnets

The BoutStix Floral Magnets “stick” is the backbone of the design, strengthening the narrow heart shape and adding support and balance.

11 November 2012 Autumn Leaf Rosette

Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.

18 September 2013 Autumn leaf ballet slippers from scratch

Pick up a few fall leaves to glue on paper to make fairy slippers

13 November 2013 Salmon pink Fall leaf armature

Fashion a fall armature from leaves

Favourite Flowers

Oncidium

Dancing lady

Related Designs

25 February 2015 Just So

Twirl a few willow twigs to create a balanced armature to display orchids

27 July 2016 Too Hot!

Leaning floral stems to stand on their own in a shallow container

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

1 November 2011 On The Street Where You Live

A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.

16 November 2011 Winter formal

The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.

11 November 2012 Leaves by Hundreds came

A rosette of fall leaves to celebrate the beauty of autumn

18 September 2013 One foot at a time

Delicate ballet slippers from the first Autumn leaves

13 November 2013 Foraging

This week's design is part of a challenge issued by Sherry Donnelly of Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio and Flirty Fleurs, Alicia Schwede, owner of Bella Fiori and Chuck Graham, Floral...