My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

collywobbles!

Collywobbles floral art design

That feeling

Fold foliage butterflies

of fluttering Butterflies

Skeleton leaf wings for foliage butterflies

in your stomach

Leaf cocoon

is called

Woven foliage butterflies

Collywobbles

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

4 February 2015 Fold over a tropical leaf cocoon

Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

22 September 2012 Skeleton Leaves

Remove the pulp from leaves so that only the vain framework remain

Related Designs

20 January 2016 A lots of stuff and things

Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies

16 August 2017 Making Ends Meet

Criss-cross corset style connect the gaps in a Monstera deliciosa leaf

25 October 2017 When the pretty eyeballs you back!

Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...

22 November 2017 How do squirrels Cache a tree?

Hoard a few acorns in the fork of a twig to show off a single oncidium orchid.

27 June 2018 Look deep

Curl foliage to use as a natural armature for delicate buds.

22 August 2018 FreestyleFreesia

Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...

3 April 2019 Blossoming like a Caterpillar

Crafting caterpillars from blossoms