My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Stay Cool!

Have a cool bit of water.

Have a cool bit of water.

Keep your feet in a puddle.

Keep your feet in a puddle.

Stay out of the sun.

Stay out of the sun.

A bit of a breeze should perk your tendrils right up.

A bit of a breeze should perk your tendrils right up.

Wear your coolest summer leaves on the hottest days.

Wear your coolest summer leaves on the hottest days.

Make sure your petals are light.

Make sure your petals are light.

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

Tutorials

1 August 2018 Balancing Sweet pea stems with an Ivy Leaf Stack

This design is all about balance.

7 September 2012 The Three legged trick for Upright Constructions

When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.

13 August 2014 Standing flowering stems in shallow puddles

Making a truss out of sunflower stems for a free standing design

27 July 2016 Leaning Sunflowers to stay just so

The trick to any freestanding design is to get your first three stems standing stable and secure in the water. Once you have that you can build the design around it.

20 April 2016 Free standing Willow twig armature with a hidden water source

Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature

Favourite Flowers

Lathyrus

Sweet pea

Related Designs

13 August 2014 A leg to stand on

Create a upright design by supporting the flowering stems

25 February 2015 Just So

Twirl a few willow twigs to create a balanced armature to display orchids

10 June 2015 Gotcha!

Hana Kubari lily stems

27 July 2016 Too Hot!

Leaning floral stems to stand on their own in a shallow container

20 April 2016 That Will Be

Freestanding willow twig armature design