My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

One of those difficult questions

Is there something like: enough twigs to design with?

one of those difficult questions floral art design

I think…

Phalaenopsis orchids

Yes, I do believe…

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw

Shakespeare said it best.

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw twig stack

… so let me quote Hamlet...

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw rose twig stack

Act 3

Phalaenopsis orchid in twigs

Scene 3

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw twig.

Line 87

Phalaenopsis orchids and kangeroo paw twig stack floral art design

“ no!”

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Tutorials

6 September 2017 Contained rose twig stack

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

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

9 December 2015 Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...

8 June 2016 Popsicle Stick Square Armature

Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature

11 May 2016 Twig snippet vase armature

Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

21 May 2014 Square Twig Cube

Glue twigs together to create a cube armature

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

4 April 2018 Grow on it

Wedge twigs into a vase to create a grid.

2 May 2018 Over the rainbow

Craft a radiating design that suspends from the orchid stems

30 May 2018 You see... here is the Thing:

Glue a grass snippet grid for shallow container design

5 June 2019 Add up!

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

29 January 2011 Ground Breaking

Water stream breaking through ground in an autumn forest.

25 February 2011 A Rock by any other Name...

It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

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

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips

11 May 2016 Pour

Glue a twig vase and melt some plastic to create a tumbling design

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

30 May 2012 The Beauty in the Sleeping Woods

As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.