Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Floral Trends Design Group Assignment: The workings of Wood and Bark
Stick sticky sticks that stick out
into sticky stick bark that sticks around.
Stick with sticky sticks till they all stick together
stuck in all that sticky stick stickiness,
stick stickier than ever!
Acetate is the clear plastic mostly used for packaging design. It is thicker than cellophane and holds its shape much better.
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.
Include a single floret (such as an orchid) or bundle a few weaker stems (such as lily of the valley) into an arrangement or hand tie by wiring a test tube to a stick.
Give dried hydrangeas (or other dried flowers) a longer stem to make it easier to work with.
Create a full design without the weight by stabilizing the flowers with glued sticks. This is a great alternative to floral foam.
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.