My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Make a start shaped grid over the vase using magic tape.

Make a star shaped grid over the vase using magic tape.

Tape from the inside out so that the sticky side faces up

Tape from the inside out so that the sticky side faces up

Bring the tape over the vase

Bring the tape over the vase

And secure it inside the vase.

... And secure it inside the vase on the opposite end.

Tape another strip

Tape another strip

And tape another strip

And tape another strip...

Add strips until the opening is covered

Add strips until the opening is covered

Fill the vase with water

Fill the vase with water

Option 1:

Insert the chrysanthemum in an opening in the tape

Insert the chrysanthemum in an opening in the tape

Carefully place petals to radiate out from the chrysanthemum

Carefully place petals to radiate out from the chrysanthemum

Place a the petals neatly

Place a the petals neatly

All facing the same direction

... all facing the same direction

Add the petals one by one

Add the petals one by one

Covering the taped surface as you go along

Covering the taped surface as you go along

Keep following the same direction all the way around

Keep following the same direction all the way around

Add a few rosary vine leaves

Add a few rosary vine leaves...

And a few twigs

... and a few twigs...

To finish the design

... to finish the design

Option 2:

Roll a few willow tips

Roll a few willow tips

Set the willow on the tape grid

Set the willow on the tape grid. Secure with a short willow twig that stick to the tape

Continue to add twigs to create a spiral.

Continue to add twigs to create a spiral.

Add snippets of moss as you go along

Add snippets of moss as you go along

Fill the container with water and insert the flowering stem through the grid

Fill the container with water and insert the flowering stem through the grid

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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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Meanwhile...

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"