Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Designing with refraction
Place a container on a display surface.
Place a smaller container inside the first.
Place an even smaller container inside the second container.
Fill the containers with water. To create visual interest vary the water level in the containers.
The water level can be adjusted with a syringe. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make your own syringe with tube.
Add the flowering stems. To keep the design minimal I wedged the willow stems to settle inside each container and then slipped the wax flowers between the willow and the glass to keep each stem in place. I used tweezers to place the willow in the narrow containers.
Keep the water clear. For more detailed instructions on how to pick up any bits of plant material floating in the water, see the Tutorial below.
Set the flowers to rest between the willow and the glass around the edge of the container.
Use a wet brush to lift any tiny bits of plant material floating on and in the water to keep your container clear.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.
This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage
Create a dry layer by placing a smaller vase inside the larger vase
Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...
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...
Stack a few glass containers and fill each with water to a different level.
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.