My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Designing with refraction

Place a container on a display surface

Place a container on a display surface.

Place a smaller container inside the first

Place a smaller container inside the first.

Place an even smaller container inside the second container

Place an even smaller container inside the second container.

Fill the containers with water

Fill the containers with water. To create visual interest vary the water level in the containers.

The water level can be adjusted with a syringe. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make your own syringe with tube.

Add the flowering stems

Add the flowering stems. To keep the design minimal I wedged the willow stems to settle inside each container and then slipped the wax flowers between the willow and the glass to keep each stem in place. I used tweezers to place the willow in the narrow containers.

Keep the water clear. For more detailed instructions on how to pick up any bits of plant material floating in the water, see the Tutorial below.

Set the flowers to rest between the willow and the glass around the edge of the container.

Set the flowers to rest between the willow and the glass around the edge of the container.

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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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