My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

It's Tulip Time!

It's Tulip time! Since early spring the tulip plants have been slowly pushing through pillows of spongy moss and finally they are in full bloom- everywhere. Traditional Tulips. French Tulips. Parrot Tulips. Everyone is saying that they are a bit late this year (because of the cold, wet spring) but I am just so glad they made it.

Its Tulip time!

Moss, a glass raindrop and elegant swirling tulips.

Its Tulip time- top

To keep the tulip stems standing upright in the shallow container I used a Kenzan as my mechanic.

A Kenzan is a heavy pin holder most often used in Ikebana designs.
Place the Kenzan in the container. Fill the container with water. Skewer the tulip stems into the nails of the Kenzan in the position you require. Cover all the mechanics with Moss.

I also used a Kenzan in my Touchstone design

In March I showed a design ANTI-BACTERIAL in which I specifically wanted the tulips to continue growing. The twists and turns of the stems enhanced the natural lines of the design to complement the artificial glue nest the stems were nestled into.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.