My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Construction Lumber and Dowel Spike Armature

Drill holes in a piece of lumber

Drill holes in a piece of lumber

Clear out the hole before fitting the dowels

Clear out the hole before fitting the dowels

The dowel stick should fit snugly in the hole

The dowel stick should fit snugly in the hole

Wash the wood with a wet brush dipped in a weak mixture of paint or vegetable stain

Wash the wood with a wet brush dipped in a weak mixture of paint or vegetable stain to match the twigs

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to stain with natural dye

Continue to build up the colour of both the dowel sticks and the lumber layer by layer so that you can still see the grain of the wood

Continue to build up the colour of both the dowel sticks and the lumber layer by layer so that you can still see the grain of the wood

Fit the dowel sticks into the hole when the stain is dry

Fit the dowel sticks into the hole when the stain is dry

The armature is now ready to design with.

The armature is now ready to design with.

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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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