My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Over the rainbow

Over the rainbow floral art design

Somewhere over the rainbow,

Lady Slipper orchids

way up high

Vine armature with Lady Slipper orchids.

And the dream that you dare to

Lady Slipper orchids used in a floral design

Why,

Lady Slipper orchids flower arrangement

oh why...

Lady Slipper orchids unusual flower design

... can't I?

Lyrics from the song "Over The Rainbow" & "What A Wonderful World" Medley (1993) by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

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Tutorials

2 May 2018 Radiating rainbow vine armature

Design an armature that is light enough to be carried by two flower stems to create a radiating frame.

6 September 2011 Twig collar

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

29 November 2017 Autumn Screen

Craft a hanging twig and autumn leaf design

6 September 2017 Contained rose twig stack

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

8 June 2016 Popsicle Stick Square Armature

Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature

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...

24 June 2015 Twig Cell phone Charging Station Centrepiece

Create an arched design to hide the electrical outlet for a cell phone charging station

8 January 2014 Twig Tumbler

Wire and glue a stack of sticks into a cylindrical or tube shape

12 July 2017 Twig sparkler

Glue twigs to radiate out from a central point

Favourite Flowers

Paphiopedilum

Lady Slipper, Slipper orchid

Related Designs

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

Glue a bunch of twigs inside a container to create a round stack

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

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

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

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

24 June 2015 Staying connected

My article and a floral cell phone re-charge station design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

8 January 2014 It's stick season!

Snap and stack an glue a few twigs to create a lace like armature

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design