Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
From Sonnet 18, or Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? By William Shakespeare
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.
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.
Making a truss out of sunflower stems for a free standing design
Gently pull the petals ( Ray floret) from the seeded part of the sunflower
Twirl twigs to create a balanced nest to display the beautiful orchids on
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.
An all plant zero waste, levitating, twig (with just a splatter of autumn leaves, a breath of spiderweb and float of roots) Halloween decoration with an eerie bat skeleton made...
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
My fourth design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting