My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Encased

Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary corsages

This week we look at the third design technique: Encased

Encased floral art design

Embedded

Hollow out a twig to embed a corsage magnet

Contained

Willow twig, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila corsage

Inserted

Twig corsage

Implanted

Embed a corsage magnet inside a twig

Enclosed or covered in a case or close-fitting surround.

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Tutorials

13 May 2015 Hollowed out twig to encase a Corsage Magnet

Embed a corsage magnet into a twig

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.

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

16 November 2011 Making the waist corsage using the BoutStix Floral Magnets

The BoutStix Floral Magnets “stick” is the backbone of the design, strengthening the narrow heart shape and adding support and balance.

3 December 2014 Magnetic Twig Bundle Boutonniere

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

Favourite Flowers

Gypsophila

Baby’s breath, soap wort, Gyp, Gypsophila

Kalanchoe

Christmas Kalanchoe, Kalanchöe or Kalanchoë

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath

16 December 2015 Christmas Waves

Twist a Kalanchoe and Ivy vine Christmas tree mobile

23 August 2017 Almost is still not quite

Weave just a hint of the Autumn to come

20 September 2017 You Wear It Well

My article and body flowers design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

10 January 2018 Let some magic find you

My article and floral wand design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

30 April 2015 Layer

Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

6 May 2015 Tape and Wrap

Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...