My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Leapfrog

Leapfrog floral art design

In English it is called playing leapfrog

Fold a foliage frog

In French saute-mouton (where we are leaping over a sheep)

Gerbera and foliage design

In Romanian it is called capra (we would be leaping over a goat)

Weaving with foliage

In India it is called Aar Ghodi Ki Par Ghodi (we leap over a horse)

Foliage frog

And in Italy it is called la cavallina (and we are still leaping over a horse, but a really small horse)

Same game by a different name

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Tutorials

24 September 2014 Folding a Frog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

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 April 2012 A plait, a braid or a French knot grass collar

"Plaid" and "braid" are synonyms, and where you are from will most likely dictate whether you use plait (British) or braid (American or Celtic). Some people also refer to...

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...

Related Designs

1 March 2017 Gumusservi

To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:

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

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.