My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Gumusservi

To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date: Bubble raft to float flowers Since I posted this Design Tutorial in January 2012, it has been viewed by 107,000 unique visitors, and in a way it really has a life of its own now.

This is my re-take on the technique:
pronunciation | gU-mU-‘sAr-vE … goo-moo-SAIR-vee (Turkish)

Gumusservi floral art design

It

Floating orchids

means

Floating Phalaenopsis orchids

moonlight

Floating Phalaenopsis orchids with willow, moss and feathers

shining

Short stem floating Phalaenopsis orchids

on water

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Tutorials

3 January 2012 Bubble raft to float flowers

Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

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.

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

17 January 2018 Flowering Between a Rock and a Hard place

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

11 July 2018 Stay-a-Float

Snip florets from a hydrangea mop head to float on water

4 September 2019 Gently down the stream

A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.

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?

24 September 2014 Leapfrog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

31 July 2013 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line

4 June 2014 All white, just not quite

My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show