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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Bark Bowl

Pour some clear drying wood glue into a bowl.

Pour some clear drying wood glue into a bowl.

Thin the glue with warm water

Thin the glue with warm water

Pour the bark chips into the glue mixture to soak

Pour the bark chips into the glue mixture to soak

Stir the bark into the glue

Stir the bark into the glue

Cover a round bowl with cling wrap

Cover a round bowl with cling wrap

Place the bark onto the shape

Place the bark onto the shape

Slowly build up the bowl shape by adding the sticky bark chips one by one

Slowly build up the bowl shape by adding the sticky bark chips one by one

Keep adding the bark pieces like you would build up a puzzle

Keep adding the bark pieces like you would build up a puzzle. Fitting the shapes but staying true to the form

Add more bark

Once the entire bowl is covered in bark, set it aside to dry completely. Add more bark, once it is dried to fill in any gaps

Glue in twigs and place the flowers in test tubes and arrange in the bark bowl

Glue in twigs and place the flowers in test tubes and arrange in the bark bowl

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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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