My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Gladiolus Composite

This is probably the easiest composite ever.

Easy composite gladiolus flower

Cut the petals from the stem between the receptacle and the pedicel(stem). Open the connected petals to lie flat and start wrapping them around a closed bud. Secure with Oasis Floral Adhesive.

Ink blue composite flower made from gladiolus

I like to add a few of the stigmas to peak out of the petals as an added fantasy element

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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.