My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Bits of snipped grass glued to create a net

Cut grass into snippets

Cut grass into snippets

Place your container bottom side up on your working surface

Place your container bottom side up on your working surface

Place the snippets to overlap slightly and glue with floral glue

Place the snippets to overlap slightly and glue with floral glue

Try to glue the bulk of the snippets to connect at at least three places with another grass snippet

Try to glue the bulk of the snippets to connect in at least three places with another grass snippet

Take care to glue the grass to glass and not to the container

Take care to glue the grass to grass and not to the container

Add a few sparkling crystals

Add a few sparkling crystals

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to add crystals to fragile armatures

Carefully lift the grass from the container

Carefully lift the grass from the container. Set it aside at a place where it will not get damaged

Carefully split the bamboo lengthwise.

Carefully split the bamboo lengthwise. It is easier to split the bamboo in the inter-node rather than on the node.

Slip the bamboo over the edge of the glass container

Slip the bamboo over the edge of the glass container

 Slip in the stem to catch between the bamboo and the container.

Tilt the bamboo stems to the side to create a gap for the flower stem. Slip in the stem to catch between the bamboo and the container. It should fit in snugly enough to stay in place but not pinched so that it forms a tourniquet and the flowering stem will not be able to take up water

Tilt the bamboo to the side

Tilt the bamboo to the side

Place the grass snippet net to rest on the bamboo

Place the grass snippet net to rest on the bamboo

Add a few more grass snippets to extend past the flowers

Add a few more grass snippets to extend past the flowers to create a sheltering effect

Drape blades of fluffy grass over the net to soften the lines

Drape blades of fluffy grass over the net to soften the lines

Design note: Gluing the blades of grass is very fine work. Bits of glue that shows can be carefully rolled away. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions

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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.

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