My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

Keep closed pod shaped flowers in bud for longer.

Dip or paint the lily bud in egg white to prevent it from opening. This will also work with tulips

Keep tulips in tight bud for longer

Simply run a brush dipped in egg white along the edges of the petal and condition as normal.

Dip the closed bud in the egg white to keep its shape for longer

If its a tiny bud you can simply dip it in egg white.

Once the egg white dries it is completely invisible.

After a few days some of the flowers might show strain trying to open or you might want to let them open naturally, simply rinse the flowers in warm water (or a cotton bud dipped in warm water) to remove the egg white and it will continue to open again.

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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.