Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Wrap lily grass around bits of vine
Place the cup shaped armature over a shallow container
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make the cup shaped armature
Glue a blade of grass over a grapevine twig
Wrap the grass around a stem close to the first one
Fold the stem up and around the next twig in a zig zag pattern.
Fill a few more gaps with zig zag blades of grass.
Glue each blade of grass to secure
Cut a coiled vine wreath into sections to create an delicate armature to frame a few perfect chocolate cosmos flowers
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
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...
This trick works really well, but it is a temporary fix to extend the life of drooping roses and is not a substitute for good quality fresh flowers. It is great to know this...
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions
A design demonstration looking at preparing for competition designs: thinking bigger
Oncidium orchids hiding in a woven grass cup. This Design Tutorial is featured on The Conna Flower and Garden Club (Ireland) website. It is part of their Floral Art Lessons...
This was the second design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
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. ...