My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Design note: using this technique makes the surface you stretched slightly more shiny so do not use it on foliage with a powdery surface such as iris foliage. Also some grasses cut when you rub over the saw-tooth edge of the blade so be careful.

Stretching a blade of grass

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl by carefully stretching it

Cushion the blade of grass with the pad of your thumb

Cushion the blade of grass with the pad of your thumb where you want it to curl

Gently pinch the blade between your fingers and pull it through

Gently pinch the blade between your fingers and pull it through to slowly stretch is

Be careful not to rip the grass

Slowly build up the amount you stretch the grass

Slowly build up the amount you stretch the grass from a gentle curve...

To a ringlet curl

To a ringlet curl

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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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