My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Step Along

Step Along floral art design

When you are

Phalaenopsis orchids on twig steps

progressing

Phalaenopsis orchids on willow steps

toward a goal

Phalaenopsis orchids

that matters to you

Phalaenopsis orchid

and appreciating the

Barely open white Phalaenopsis orchid

steps along

Phalaenopsis orchids on twig steps design.

the way, that’s a good life

Quote by Ruben Chavez

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Tutorials

30 March 2016 Construction Lumber and Dowel Spike Armature

Drill holes in a piece of lumber and insert dowel sticks to create an armature

26 April 2011 Weave a willow twig blind

Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.

24 August 2011 Stain wooden skewers with natural dye

Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

1 March 2011 Paper covered Wire

Cover the wire with the raffia

30 March 2011 Wired Monkey Vine

This wired rope is inspired by Monkey vine that you see hanging from trees. It is strong, rough and very tough. Covering the rope with mud will add texture and it also insulate...

3 July 2012 Twig mushroom

Stack and wire a twig mushroom armature

4 December 2012 Twig Lanterns

Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns

18 January 2017 Chain-link string and twig armature

By removing every other twig you open up space for larger flowers to nestle in

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

30 March 2016 A Point of Support

My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.

30 March 2016 Floral Designs From Around The World

A demonstration presented at Canada Blooms, Toronto, Canada I was invited to share the stage with designers from Bermuda, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Barbados, United...

5 January 2012 Designing Your Way to Profits

Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

28 May 2014 Be Silent And Listen

Lash a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold armature

11 June 2014 To

Make a quick and easy twig disk armature

30 April 2015 Layer

Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

18 January 2017 Look at you!

Tie twigs to shape a hanging armature

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show