My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

What a find!

What a find floral art design

I find...

Calla lilies for autumn designs

... to be found...

Rolled autumn leaves.

and to find

Arum lilies

can be found

Rolled leaf flower frog

to be...

Fall leaves

...quite a find!

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Tutorials

14 October 2015 Roll hundreds (yes! hundreds) of autumn leaves so create a natural, upright flower frog

Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems

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.

22 May 2012 Filling a vase with water without disturbing the design details

Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water

Favourite Flowers

Zantedeschia

Calla Lily, Arum Lily

Related Designs

9 March 2016 Take your time

My article and Japanese paper flower armature design featured in the March issue of The Academy Leader- Academy of Floral Design, published by the The Floral Art Society of New...

27 April 2016 Sprout

A sneaky way to condition new growth to add into your Spring design

10 August 2016 Saved up

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

4 January 2017 New Year's Wreath

Decorate an artificial wreath with fresh flowers and frosted twigs

31 May 2017 Let's hang out

Skewer some Eucalyptus to suspend between the orchids

28 June 2017 Somewhere in the Middle

Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids

2 August 2017 Grace

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

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

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.

1 November 2017 A Round

Create a delicate design that rests lightly on the edge of a container

27 June 2018 Look deep

Curl foliage to use as a natural armature for delicate buds.

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.

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

22 May 2012 Lean

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

11 November 2012 Leaves by Hundreds came

A rosette of fall leaves to celebrate the beauty of autumn

23 March 2013 Today I'll be

Silhouette design using glasses filled with water

18 September 2013 One foot at a time

Delicate ballet slippers from the first Autumn leaves

25 September 2013 All that glitters is gold

Phalaenopsis Orchid made from Autumn leaves

14 October 2013 All To Myself

Cut and stain old books to create a paperback nook pumpkin armature

30 October 2013 As the leaves melt away

Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers

13 November 2013 Foraging

This week's design is part of a challenge issued by Sherry Donnelly of Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio and Flirty Fleurs, Alicia Schwede, owner of Bella Fiori and Chuck Graham, Floral...

22 October 2014 Stand Around

Fold and roll leaves to create an Autumn swirl

5 November 2014 All In One

dry autumn leaves into an acorn shape

19 November 2014 Forest Floor

Glue a autumn leaf rosette armature