Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Drying leaves to have the exact same curve
Drying the leaves naturally gives you such fantastic curls and curves but sometimes your design needs a more controlled and unified look.
Thread a stack of autumn leaves with wire. Push the leaves together tightly.
Set aside the entire stack to dry. The leaves will all shrivel and curled in a similar shape.
As the nestled leaves dry they will all curve and shrivel up together creating a strand of almost identical autumn leaves for you to design with. This tiny bit of extra effort makes such a difference in the overall look of your design.
The leaves are now ready to design with.
Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on
Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes
Build up a design in a shallow container by stacking it by threading the plant material into the teeth of a pin cushion in three levels.
Tie Midelino Cane coils to make a spiral armature
Glue potting soil to polystyrene to create a natural looking armature
A fun and easy contemporary floral design to display foraged autumn leaves and just a touch of flowers that can easily be replaced.
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.
Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns