My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Autumn leaf Composite Flower

Cardboard and leaves for the rosette

Cut a circle out of cardboard the size of your Composite flower. Keep in mind that the size of your flower should be in proportion with the size of the autumn leaves that you have collected. Make a hole in the middle.

Glue the leaves onto the rosette cardboard

Set your leaves aside to become slightly dehydrated. Roll the top and sides of the leaves to look like rose petals. Start gluing the petals to the outer edge of the cardboard.

Around the cardboard

Continue adding petals.

Second row of Autumn leaves for the Duchess Rose

Start a second row of petals working from the larger leaves to the smaller ones as you get closer to the middle.

Continue till you have a small gap for the rosebud

Continue to add petals until you have a small gap in the middle of the cardboard.

I add an Autumn Leaf rose in the middle. See below for the Tutorial

Rose for the composite flower

Place a small drop of Oasis Floral Adhesive on the wire stem of your leaf-rose. Set it into the leaves and pierce the wire through the hole in the cardboard.

Rosette Autumn Fall Composite or Duchess Rose

Let the glue set before adding the composite flower to the design. Remember the autumn leaves are extremely fragile and should be handled with care when dry.

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.