My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions

When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance. But three legs are a lot more forgiving. Even on an uneven surface, three legs seem to find its own way to stand upright.

Drill holes in the driftwood to connect the three legs.

Drill holes in the driftwood to connect the three legs with short dowel sticks.

Create a triangular shape by separating the driftwood with dowel sticks

Create a triangular shape by separating the driftwood with dowel sticks of almost equal length. Glue the dowel sticks into the holes with an epoxy glue

Continue to add connection pieces.

Continue to add connection pieces to create a really stable armature without bulk.

When the armature is stable drill holes pointing to the sides

When the armature is stable drill holes pointing to the sides

This is for the reeds and wires that will support the Kyogi paper and plant material.

This is for the reeds and wires that will support the Kyogi paper and plant material. Press the Mikado reeds and brown wire into the holes

The brown wire will easily carry the heavier test tubes and plant material.

The brown wire will easily carry the heavier test tubes and plant material.

The Mikado reeds add support and carry the Kyogi paper strips

The Mikado reeds add support and carry the Kyogi paper strips.

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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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