My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Down-bubble

Down bubble floral art design

A little up-bubble

Grass bubbles

a little down-bubble

Under water design.

to place just so

Tropical submersed design

the nose goes down, the bubble stays at the top

Grass baubles

if the nose goes up, the bubble drops

Place the grass bubble with the help of a magnet

the bubble is centered when you found your level

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

Tutorials

7 October 2015 Magnetic grass bubbles to reposition under water

When suspending items under water it is convenient to add a tiny magnet so that you can reposition it if the water distorts the lines of your design

7 October 2015 Keeping design details submerged in water

Flowers tend to float in water. To keep them submerged you need to add a bit of weight

30 August 2011 Suspending and positioning a Phalaenopsis orchid under water

Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.

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.

10 December 2014 Pine Bauble

Pine needles create tiny balls

17 July 2012 Prevent scratches, rust and water stains on display surfaces

This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage

3 December 2014 Magnetic Twig Bundle Boutonniere

Glue a few twigs into a bundle to hide a corsage magnet

20 November 2013 Wired Foliage Circles

Manipulate leaves into a wired circle

Related Designs

2 December 2015 Stacking the odds in your favour

Cover a wire frame for a winter kissing bough.

17 January 2018 Flowering Between a Rock and a Hard place

Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

26 September 2018 Cover Story

The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.

20 February 2019 Inna...

Stack bowls to keep your flower stems in place.

10 July 2019 These are my favourite summer things:

A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!

3 January 2012 Going Cold Twinkle Turkey

Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?

28 February 2012 Design-time saving tip sheet for a demanding Mother’s Day

Time Saving Tips and Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

6 February 2013 Swimmingly

Fold a grass fish for an easy going underwater design detail

12 February 2014 Easy does it

Rip foliage to sprinkle as a light as air flower frog

20 November 2013 Excogitate

Ornamental cucumbers and air plants, with just a touch of green.

30 August 2011 Ichi-go, ichi-e

Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.