My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Musical staff line armature

Drill five holes in three twigs

Drill five holes in three twigs

Thin a small amount of water based paint with warm water

Thin a small amount of water based paint with warm water

Roll thin cane into a wreath

Roll thin cane into a small wreath

Soak the cane in the thin paint water

Soak the cane in the thinned paint water.

You can also use fruit, vegetables or spices to dye the cane. See Tutorial below

Thread the wet cane through the holes in the twig

Thread the wet cane through the holes in the twig

Keep the spacing equal

Keep the spacing equal

Thread in the second twig

Thread in the second twig

Thread in the third twig

Thread in the third twig

Space out the twigs.

Space out the twigs. The middle twig should be in the middle of the cane.

Gather the cane at one end

Gather the cane at one end

Twist the wet cane together

Twist the wet cane together

Place a tiny bit of wood glue on the twisted cane

Place a tiny bit of wood glue on the twisted cane and secure with a butterfly hair clip

See the tutorial below for more detail on how I alter small hair clips to make tiny claws to keep things together while glue dries

While the cane is still wet make a sharp bend to create an angle

While the cane is still wet make a sharp bend to create an angle

For a more detailed Tutorial on how to bend twigs see below.

Do the same with the other side. Set aside the cane armature to dry

Cut the cane ends neatly

Cut the cane ends neatly

Place the cane ends into small vases

Place the cane ends into small vases...

Place the cane ends into small vases and on a display surface

... and on a display surface

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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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