My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Perfect!

Perfect floral art design

Nothing we see

Tulips

or hear

Tulip design

is perfect.

Perfect Tulips

But right there in the imperfection

Tulip foliage collar

is

Short stem tulip design

perfect reality

Quote by Shunryu Suzuki

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Tutorials

21 March 2012 Where to cut Tulips to condition

Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

11 May 2011 Slow down tulip growth, after the stems have been severed from the bulbs

Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...

3 March 2011 Reflex Tulip Petals

Tulip petals can be opened or reflexed to create a fuller bloom

21 January 2015 Braiding three Tulip stems

Plait Tulip stems

Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

Related Designs

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below

20 August 2014 Summer

A quick and easy design for summer

1 February 2017 Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring

Coil wire and grass to create a spring

1 March 2011 FLOAT

Reflex Tulip and Passion Fruit Tendrils in a wax disk

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems

3 February 2011 I've got my head in the clouds

Wax and Rainbow Oasis keep the flower heads in place.