My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Prickly

Prickly floral art design

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Strelitzia flowers in a structural design.

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Bird of Paradise and fall leaves

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Bird of paradise flowers in a twig armature.

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Fall leaves, twigs Strelitzia flowers

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Fall floral art design

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Tutorials

2 October 2013 Spiny Twig Porcupine Armature

Glue a few twigs to display Autumn flowers and foliage on

2 October 2013 Helping Strelitzia flowers to fan open

If you want completely unblemished petals, purchase the Bird of Paradise flowers when the petals are still hidden in the spathe, and carefully coax it open. The flowers will not...

2 October 2013 Covering test tubes with potting soil

Disguise the test tubes with a sandy veneer

2 October 2013 Twig garland

Add a dangling garland of twigs to the design

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

Favourite Flowers

Strelitzia

Crane Flower, Bird of Paradise, Birds, Strelitzia

Related Designs

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

2 March 2016 Beginning

Glue a Midelino Cane Coil Globe Cup to display beautiful Gloriosa lilies

26 October 2016 Harvest Moon

Fold a fine twig wreath in half to create a moon shaped armature

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

26 September 2018 Cover Story

The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.

31 October 2018 Scary stuff!

My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!

7 August 2019 Point Out: this is a single bunch of gladiolus!

Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.

2 October 2019 Cross-hatch a Shadow Bright Autumn

A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.

6 November 2019 Dance lessons from the Autumn leaves

A fun and easy contemporary floral design to display foraged autumn leaves and just a touch of flowers that can easily be replaced.