My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

How do you do?

How do you do floral art design

Sometimes you...

Lilies and dogwood

… can do...

Double glass vase design

… quite simply...

Tight bud lilies

… because it is...

Pebble and marble detail

… inconceivable..

Wax snowflakes and new growth

… that…

Green sprouting new growth

... you…

Winter green design

... can not do.

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Tutorials

22 January 2014 That good old double vase trick

Create a dry layer by placing a smaller vase inside the larger vase

30 March 2012 Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

13 April 2012 A secret trick to conditioning new growth

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Related Designs

11 April 2018 Follow the line

Stack a few glass containers and fill each with water to a different level.

10 July 2019 These are my favourite summer things:

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