My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Sticktoitness

Floral art design Sticktoitness.

Stick sticky sticks that stick out

Hydrangea design in a wooden heart.

into sticky stick bark that sticks around.

Whisper butterflies cut from Acetate.

Stick with sticky sticks till they all stick together

Whisper butterflies on a wire tendril.

stuck in all that sticky stick stickiness,

Heart shaped log made from cardboard and bark.

stick stickier than ever!

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Tutorials

10 July 2012 Whisper butterflies

Acetate is the clear plastic mostly used for packaging design. It is thicker than cellophane and holds its shape much better.

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

30 May 2012 Drying Hydrangeas: Fast, Flat or Natural

Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.

22 April 2011 Test tube on a stick

Include a single floret (such as an orchid) or bundle a few weaker stems (such as lily of the valley) into an arrangement or hand tie by wiring a test tube to a stick.

10 July 2012 Longer stems for dried flowers

Give dried hydrangeas (or other dried flowers) a longer stem to make it easier to work with.

10 July 2012 Stabilizing sticks for dried or fresh flowers

Create a full design without the weight by stabilizing the flowers with glued sticks. This is a great alternative to floral foam.

18 January 2012 Butterfly hairclip claws to hold twigs in place while glue dries

Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

10 July 2012 Smooth dried hydrangea flowers in the palm of your hand

Hold a dried hydrangea flower in the palm of your hand to smooth out the folds

Favourite Flowers

Hydrangea

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

Related Designs

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display

14 December 2016 A Candy(cane) Cotton Christmas

A floral cotton candy cane

11 January 2017 As special as an almost never find

Sometimes you find such a beautiful plant that you just can't bring yourself to cut it. This design explores using the entire plant, pot and all, in a design

18 October 2017 On the inside

For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.

31 January 2018 Rock, don't Roll

Balance the heavy Protea flower head to lean against a rock.