My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Sprout

Sprout floral art design

a new growth from a seed, root-stock, or the like.

Twigs and new growth

to produce new leaves or buds

Willow sprout

to grow or develop something

Twig armature.

to appear suddenly...

Willow sprout in a twig armature

and in large numbers

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Tutorials

27 April 2016 Hiding a secret water source in a twig frog

New growth is really difficult to design with and definitely needs to be conditioned and placed in a water source

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

13 April 2012 A secret trick to conditioning new growth

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...

7 May 2014 Rethinking the traditional Komiwara technique

Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.

22 May 2012 Spiral twig frog

Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.

27 November 2013 Zig-Zag leaf flower frog

Wire and fold a flat leaf to create a support to rest flowers on in a flat container

8 October 2011 Roll spiral blossoms

Cut leaves and petals and roll a spiral blossom

Related Designs

10 August 2016 Saved up

Cut lengths of bamboo to place in a shallow container as a flower frog

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own

21 February 2018 Impossible things

A cut stem flower frog for the heavy Hanging Heliconia flowers

4 July 2018 Wonder

Tie a bundle of grass to support your floral details

30 January 2019 Around Here

Wind lily leaves to spiral around in a water filled container.

22 May 2019 Putting your own spin on it

I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.

22 May 2012 Lean

Place short twigs, leaning to one side to create a flower frog

7 May 2014 Serendipity

Be inspired by traditional Ikebana techniques

18 March 2015 Spring Dreaming

A bowl full of miniature Chrysanthemums

14 October 2015 What a find!

Roll autumn leaves to create a frog to keep flowers upright