My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Pointing In

Pointing in floral art design

to hint,

Grass disk armature

elude

Phalaenopsis and rosary vine

give a clue

Fold grass over a disk to create an armature

direct

Grass armature for a Phalaenopsis orchid

or evoke

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Tutorials

16 September 2015 Fold a Grass Disk

Fold and wrap blades of grass around a disk to create a natural armature

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

22 February 2012 Coiled Grass Armature

Connect grass covered wire rings with short reed sections to create a natural looking Floral Art armature

12 March 2014 Grass tunnel that stays just so

Snip, roll and glue a few blades of grass to create a design feature

17 July 2012 Guacamole Green Coiled Grass Chameleon

My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

26 March 2014 Foliage doughnut corsage with a hidden Boutstix Floral Magnet

Wrap a foliage circle to9 create a base for a magnetized corsage

13 March 2013 Grass shelter for a glass bubble vase

Weave a shelter around a glass vase

16 June 2015 Zig zag foliage lantern

Fold foliage to create a zig zag patterned lantern

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

13 January 2016 Once Upon A Time

Stack and glue a Grass Pyramid Armature

19 April 2017 A spongy home for this octopus orchid

An unusual mechanic for a tiny orchid design

26 March 2014 You are not done

Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for prom. This is my article that I wrote for the Prom Design Issue of Canadian...