My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Adjusting the curve in plant material

Most stems need to dehydrate for about 30 minutes to curve. For more detailed information on how to manipulate stems see the Tutorial below.

To adjust or add a curve in bigger stems pad the stem with your hand

To adjust or add a curve in bigger stems pad the stem with your hand. Do not bend it at such a sharp angle that the stem snaps.

Create a sharper angle by padding the stem with your thumb

Create a sharper angle by padding the stem with your thumb.

Thinner stems can be wrapped around the container to keep it in place

Thinner stems can be wrapped around the container to keep it in place

See the Tutorial below for more information about designing with new growth.

Soft stems like the Arum lilies can be massaged to curve.

Soft stems like the Arum lilies can be massaged to curve.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curve arum lilies.

Try to follow the natural curve of the flower and exaggerate that

Try to follow the natural curve of the flower and exaggerate that.

To create curves.

To create flowing curves massage the flower carefully and build up in the curve without damaging the stem..

Set the stems in water to hydrate

Set the stems in water to hydrate again.

The flowers will now gracefully curve down the the design

... and the flowers will now gracefully curve down the design.

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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.

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