Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Watch the leaves turn
the leaves turn…
Create a textured wreath with Chrysanthemums and rolled up Autumn leaves
A glue-less way of manipulating leaves
I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container
Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design
Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
My design entered for evaluation at the Floral Trends Design Group meeting in South Africa
As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns