My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Stay-a-Float

a-drift,

a-drift,

a-glide,

a-glide,

a-sail,

a-sail,

a-slip,

a-slip,

a-slide,

a-slide,

a-float

a-float

Every week I add a new design with related tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to receive an email notification with design inspiration.

Tutorials

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.

11 July 2018 Glued Hydrangea Float

Glue a delicate hydrangea wreath to float on water

3 January 2012 Bubble raft to float flowers

Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.

22 September 2012 Stir-stick Sunburst

Glue a radiating armature from stir-sticks.

22 September 2012 Stiffen and set skeletonized leaves into a whirl

Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes

15 July 2015 Floating transparent ripples to support delicate floral material

Cut circles out of transparencies to make ripples in the water

11 April 2018 Pick up any bits of plant material floating in the water

Use a wet brush to lift any tiny bits of plant material floating on and in the water to keep your container clear.

Favourite Flowers

Hydrangea

Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia

Lathyrus

Sweet pea

Related Designs

10 July 2019 These are my favourite summer things:

A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!

4 September 2019 Gently down the stream

A mindful summer craft using banana leaves to create a floating arrangement.

24 September 2014 Leapfrog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

1 March 2017 Gumusservi

To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:

3 January 2012 Going Cold Twinkle Turkey

Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?

22 September 2012 Turning of the leaves

An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again

15 July 2015 So Fine

Use transparencies to create floating devices for the flower material