My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Leaning Sunflowers to stay just so

The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.

See more on designs with three legs in the Tutorial below

Lean the two flower stems so that they kick against the edge of the shallow container

Lean the two flower stems so that they kick against the edge of the shallow container

If there is a bend in the flower stems close to the head nuzzle the flowers to sit snugly

If there is a bend in the flower stems close to the head nuzzle the flowers to sit snugly

Add the third stem

Add the third stem. Let it kick against the side of the shallow container with the flower head tucked between the other two flowers. This should give it enough stability to create a freestanding design.

Measure your next flower stem

Measure your next flower stem, cut and add it into the design. Continue adding stems. Make sure each stem is secure to create a stable design

Every now and again wiggle the stems gently to make sure the are secure

Every now and again wiggle the stems gently to make sure the are secure. Adjust if necessary.

Add in a few blades of grass

Add in a few blades of grass

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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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