My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Cane, Ti leaves and Sisal Disk Armature

Stain and spiral curl cane

Place the stained and coiled cane on a flat working surface

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to stain and spiral cane coils

Cut a thin dowel into snippets

Cut a thin dowel into snippets

Stain the sticks as you did the cane.

Stain the sticks as you did the cane. I used spinach leaves. (see the Tutorial below)

Start in the inside of the cane and glue in sticks to seperate the coil

Start in the inside of the cane and glue in sticks to seperate the coil

Simply glue both sides to touch the coil

Simply glue both sides to touch the coil

Move along the coil and glue in sticks

Move along the coil and glue in sticks

Creating a wide flat spiral

Creating a wide flat spiral

Cane coil spiral ready to design with

Cane coil spiral ready to design with

For this design I air dried ti leaves. Cut the leaf in half.

Glue in a ti leaf to follow the spiral

Glue in a ti leaf to follow the spiral

Slightly overlap the leaves to cover the entire spiral

Slightly overlap the leaves to cover the entire spiral

Cover the outside of the cane coil spiral

Cover the outside of the cane coil spiral

Set the coil aside for the glue to harden

Set the coil aside for the glue to harden

Break up some blueberries into a mixture of wood glue and warm water

Break up some blueberries into a mixture of wood glue and warm water to stain the sisal

Dip the sisal in the glue mixture

Dip the sisal in the glue mixture

Let the sisal soak in the glue mixture

Let the sisal soak in the glue mixture

Set the sisal in the open spaces on the cane coil

Set the sisal in the open spaces on the cane coil

Move from the outside of the coil inwards

Move from the outside of the coil inwards

To fill in the entire disk shape

To fill in the entire disk shape

Cut snippets of grass

Cut snippets of grass

And glue it into the shape

And glue it into the shape. Make sure you follow the direction of the spiral to create a swirl

Disk shaped armature ready for the flowers

Disk shaped armature ready for the flowers

Stand the coil shape on a few twigs

Stand the coil shape on a few twigs. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions

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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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