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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Chain-link string and twig armature

I used the same technique as shown in the Tutorial below on how to weave a willow twig blind, only I used string instead of wire (and knotting it instead of twisting the wire). For another example see the Tutorial below for how I used pliable willow stems to secure the twigs. If you want to use willow, allow the stems to dry in place before removing sticks for the gaps.

Wiggle the twig to loosen the string and slip it out of the knot

Wiggle the twig to loosen the string and slip it out of the knot

This creates a chain link effect with larger gaps between the twigs

This creates a chain link effect with larger gaps between the twigs

Glue the test tube in at a slight angle

Glue the test tube in at a slight angle

Keep adding tubes to where you want to add flower

Keep adding tubes to where you want to add flowers

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make your own tubes from pipe or drinking straws

Fill the tubes with water.

Fill the tubes with water.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make a syringe with tube to make it easier to fill the tubes with water

Place the flowers

Place the flowers

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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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