My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Grow on it

Hana Kubari technique

Normality

Grow on it floral art design

is a paved road.

Tulips and pussy willow arrangement

It’s a comfortable to walk,

Wedge twigs into a vase

but

Floral design mechanics

no flowers grow on it.

Quote by: Vincent Van Gogh

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Tutorials

4 April 2018 Tap in a Twig Support

Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers

11 May 2011 Slow down tulip growth, after the stems have been severed from the bulbs

Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...

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

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

6 September 2017 Contained rose twig stack

Glue the twigs in a container to easily follow the round shape

28 January 2015 Well Rooted Sprouting Willow Weave

Weave a sprouting armature

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

27 January 2016 Sprouting willow armature

Carefully manipulate and bend green willow stems to place in water to sprout as an armature for tulips to mature and open

10 May 2017 Skewered Eucalyptus leaf line-up armature

Thread leaves through wire

Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

Related Designs

13 February 2019 Pick Love

Craft a willow heart to display 12 red roses to celebrate Valentine's Day.

5 June 2019 Add up!

Stacking green stems to create an armature for short stemmed flowers.

17 July 2012 So far so green

The only thing I needed to make these avocado green arums perfect was a small admirer...

17 April 2013 Hide-and-go-peek

Create a soft light by making a leaf cocoon for a flameless candle

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

28 January 2015 In a State of Flow

weave some willow to use as an armature

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems

10 May 2017 About a line

Skewer and line up leaves to create an armature