Design with flowers in your own authentic, effortless style. In this picture filled guide you will find everything you need to know about crafting with natural design elements, developing your own effortless style of designing and creating meaningful and remarkable floral designs.
Part how to and part why to, The Effortless Floral Craftsman systematically builds floral artistry as page after page reveals the expert design secrets and creative processes behind Christine de Beer’s innovative, award winning floral designs.
With 140 creative design examples and well over 300 step-by-step how to’s, hints and core techniques- (that’s just over 1000 full colour pictures throughout the book!) The Effortless Floral Craftsman is an allround creativity kickstarter for flower design enthusiast, regardless of their skill level, who believes in making an effort to create great work, not just “good enough” work, but their own brand of great.
|Publisher:||Christine de Beer|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.19(d)|
About the Author
Christine studied traditional flower arranging both at college and as a postgraduate apprentice. She achieved her Master Florist/Advanced Floral Artist accreditation in 2010 after winning a design innovation award from the World Association of Floral Artists.
As an experimental floral artist, Christine created the My Creative Workbook website (www.christinedebeer.ca) as a place to capture her floral art and techniques. It has grown into a design resource used by flower enthusiasts from all over the world looking for inspiration or searching for design tutorials. She is passionate about skills development and is a popular design demonstrator and active member of the international floral art club community.
Christine designs and lives in Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with her husband Marius.
Table of Contents
15 tools, equipment, and design space
16 tool bags
44 ribbon, line, string, and rope
64 design space
69 first aid for your design elements
72 floral first aid
77 harvesting your flowers
82 conditioning your harvest
85 selecting your flowers
86 transporting your flowers
89 conditioning your purchase
92 making the cut
96 special grooming needs
104 designing with succulents
107 designing with tillandsia
110 preserving flowers and foliage
129 hydration and staying put
130 floral foam
137 vases, containers, and hollow alternatives
173 armatures and water sources
175 attaching a water source
184 filling water tubes
188 placing flower stems
190 concealing water tubes
194 creative hydration solutions
199 fruits, pods, gourds and vegetables
202 petaling and leafwork
206 pierced, threaded, stacked, and skewered
257 effortless style
267 testing the rules
269 the guiding rules
273 crafting an illusion
284 manipulating stems, twigs, and branches
288 manipulating grasses
296 manipulating flowers
304 manipulating leaves, petals and foliage
355 say it in flowers
369 do more than you have to
372 added extras and finishing touches
395 about me
398 flower guide
402 what is in a name?