Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Adding tendrils to an already fluffy papyrus puff ambel
Place water filled bud vases of a display tray.
Place the papyrus stems in the water.
Fluff out the paparys so that it looks wild and overgrown
Slip an Inca lily stem through the papyrus.
Make sure the flowers are shadowed by the greenery.
Cut a few tendrils from a vine.
Gently stretch out the tendrils.
So that they will be visible when you add them to the design...
Glue in the tendrils...
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And position them to look more natural.
If you are interested in learning more about adding design details in a natural way... turn to page 273 of my book where I talk about Crafting An Illusion.
Hawaiian Hula skirt for a Luau inspired flower arrangement.
Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in
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...
Tie a bundle of lily grass in a bundle to offer support for your flowers.
"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...
Stack and glue driftwood to rest on bottles to create a frog to keep thin blades of grass neatly in place
Rip Phormium to create a freestanding bundle armature design.
A simple placement of bud vases... with the tiniest of lemon coloured twist that makes them unusual.
A fun design... with a hula skirt (...for the cool summer breeze to arrange and rearrange)
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...
My first design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting
A dried bundle of ripped flax hides a secret water source for the orchids
An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.