My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Pour

Pour floral art design

Tip the twig jug,

Twig vase

let it flow real slow,

Melted plastic shapes as an armature for the pansies

just a splash,

Snippets of grass

a spill,

Twig and plastic armature

run over

Flowers spilling from a twig vase

decant at a slant.

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Tutorials

11 May 2016 Twig snippet vase armature

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

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

29 January 2011 Melt plastic Soda Bottles into the "water" shapes

Heat makes the plastic distort creating fantastic shapes

6 September 2011 Twig collar

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

6 September 2011 T-Wiring

A t-wire create a stem to insert grass or twigs to shadow a design without laying flat

18 September 2012 T- Pin blades of grass

Make a small grass "propeller" by pinning blades of grass into the design

21 May 2014 Square Twig Cube

Glue twigs together to create a cube armature

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

Related Designs

6 July 2016 The oh no factor

My article and Floral Monogram Seating Plan designs featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

24 August 2016 Details

Glue twigs to create a vase shaped armature

6 September 2017 One of those difficult questions

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

11 October 2017 giving a thanks

A wire and acorn thanks

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

29 January 2011 Ground Breaking

Water stream breaking through ground in an autumn forest.

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

29 September 2011 Pick-Up Sticks

A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

23 November 2011 Earthly Angel

Christmas Flower Trends 2011 starts with a Floral Craft Assignment from the Floral Trends Design Group to make an Earthly Angel garden decoration.

7 December 2011 Forest Filigree Christmas Wreath

I wanted my Hazel twig wreath to look like forest filigree: mysteriously overgrown, tangled with age and dappled with moss and lichen. The wreath is also dressed with fresh and...

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.

6 March 2012 Round and Round

Instead of weaving a platter try stacking the twigs from large to tiny small

3 July 2012 Twig-a-tude

Stack and wire twigs to create a twig mushroom with attitude for summer

31 July 2012 Grown Glamour

Delicate cherry twig, rosary vine and oncidium orchid enchanted forest masquerade masque.

16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns

21 May 2014 Square

Glue a stick cube to fit a cube vase

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

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