My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Blue Harlequin

The Harlequin character would never execute a straight forward action when the addition of a cartwheel, somersault, or flip could spice up the movement.

Floral Harlequin hand held design as an alternative to a corsage

An ink blue Gladiolus composite flower nestles snugly between two lily grass cones that curve nimbly into a crescent shape.

Floral Art design- Blue Harlequin.

Wired lily grass cross acrobatically in a diamond pattern to contour a cage around the flower and form a connection between the cones.

Ink blue Gladiolus composite flower

As a focal point I glued two stigmas into the composite flower to peak out of the petals

I wanted the design to have a comfortable weight. Not so light that you can barely feel it and not awkwardly heavy either- Just enough for it to curve soundly over a cupped hand.

Harlequin design in the palm of my hand.

For this I covered two floral test tubes, filled with water, as weights on either side.

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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.




Gladiolus, Sword lily, Corn Lilies, gladioluses, glads, plural: gladioli