Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cut eight twigs with interesting curves in them.
Pick the petals from a chrysanthemum.
Match the twigs into pairs and glue them to the chrysanthemum (sepal and receptacle).
Add a tiny forked twig as fangs.
Set the spider-mum into the design. You can let the chrysanthemum wither up adding more character or (as I did in this design) add a tiny test tube to keep the disk floret hydrated
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make tiny test tubes from drinking straws.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Gently pull the petals ( Ray floret) from the seeded part of the sunflower
I love using bits of flowers to add interest and texture
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...
My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!
A simple way to keep the plastic mesh the pumpkins are sold in from becoming trash: wrap it around the container as an armature for a quick Fall design. Replace the flowers as...
Use the heart of a sunflower as a platform to place your autumn floral details on.
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.