My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Prickly Oasis

In geography, an oasis is a remote area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source.

In Floral design Oasis is basically the same thing.

It is a small block of floral foam that we use as a water source for plant material.
But as a contemporary designer there is so much more you can do with Oasis. Over the coming month I will explore and use Oasis (focusing mostly on Rainbow Oasis) in my designs and add a few tutorials as I go along.

My Oasis design series include: Prickly Oasis, my take on using Oasis as a water source, A Work of Heart, using Oasis to weigh down an underwater garland Hanging Garden Oasis in powder form, One Singular Sensation, carving pebbles, Crossing Boundaries, using Oasis to conceal mechanics and A Rock by any other Name.. for Oasis rocks
See below for the design links

Prickly Oasis

This is my second Oasis design in this series

Prickly Oasis

Place three soaked blocks of ivory Rainbow Oasis with charcoal grey thorn details in three identical glass containers.

Place green wool on the top to soften the look of the Oasis. Place the Acasia thorns into and across the Oasis and finish the design with stems of lilies and lisianthus.

Prickly Oasis

Top up with water as it evaporates or is absorbed by the stems.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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Eustoma

Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian