Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Using a pin to place tiny dew drop crystals
Pick the crystal up with a pin
Simply press the pin under the crystal so that the glue part sticks to the pin
Making it easy to lift away from the packaging
Carefully place it in the design
Without bruising even the most delicate petals
Adhering the tiny crystal exactly where you want it
I wanted my beads to softly float above my snowball posy. If I glued the beads to some of the flowers it would just disappear in the mass of twigs and flowers.
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Glue the most delicate twig table top Christmas tree
My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
This week we are looking at the contents pages of my book... but more specifically at the sweet little pod design on the content page of my book.
The last design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing... this week: often when we see a design element...
Wire a sparkling tinsel garland to dress up a single, elegant Arum lily.
My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
My article and grass wedding basket design.
Urgh… my glass cake stand broke leaving me with a still beautiful, but now mismatched and extremely inspirational lid...
I left the grass to mature so that the tips mirror the sun bleached yellow of the orchids.
A creative way to keep foliage hydrated for a cool, water filled summer design.
Fold open a lily bud to conceal a clever little BoutStix floral magnet for an unusual corsage.
A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.
A visual breather from all the bright and festive designs to come when designing for Autumn.