My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Disk Twig Armature

Cover a disk shaped bowl with wrap to protect it

Cover a disk shaped bowl with wrap to protect it

Place the first twig on the bowl

Place the first twig on the bowl but do not glue it.

Start gluing twigs to twigs

Start gluing twigs to twigs. Be careful not to let glue spill over to prevent it from sticking to the glass bowl

Try to let each twig connect at three places with another twig

As you build up the disk, try to let each twig connect at three places with another twig o create a stable armature

Keep adding twigs

Keep adding twigs

Follow the curves of the glass container

Follow the curves of the glass container

Add twigs to the side of the container

Add twigs to the side of the container

Again making sure each twig connects at three places

Again making sure almost every twig connects at three places

Add thicker twigs to create the rim

Add thicker twigs to create the rim

Add smaller twigs to strenghen the connection points

Add smaller twigs to strenghen the connection points

Continue to add twigs to cover the entire shape

Continue to add twigs to cover the entire shape

Before removing the twig armature from the container wiggle the twigs

Before removing the twig armature from the container wiggle the twigs to make sure it is secure. Add more twigs to connect any weak connections.

Lift away the armature

Lift away the armature

Glue in a few wild twigs to break the neat bowl shape and make it look more natural

Glue in a few wild twigs to break the neat bowl shape and make it look more natural

Blow away the glue strands. See the detailed Tutorial below

Glue in dried roots

Glue in dried roots

Add some lichen and green orchid stems

Add some lichen and green orchid stems

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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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