My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design


My new Design Inspiration Video: Crafting Corsages in three ways with Boutstix Magnet Stix video

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Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary corsages

This week we look at the first design technique: Layer

layer floral art design

in layers

Willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila corsage

one on top of the other

Twig foundation for a layered design

some material laid on or spread over a surface

Designing in layers

stacking on top

Boutstix Magnet Stix Corsage

To sandwich

My new Boutstix Magnet Stix Design Inspiration Video

Thank you Kevin MacLeod for the music used in this video

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.




Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

Tillandsia Usneoides

Spanish moss, Florida moss, long moss, or graybeard


Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow