My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Coil wire and grass to create a spring frog

Match your wire againt a dowel stick for proportion.

Match your wire against a dowel stick for proportion.

Wrap the wire around the dowel stick

Wrap the wire around the dowel stick

Move down the dowel to create a continues coil

Move down the dowel to create a continues coil

Allow the wire to slip of the dowel and continue to wrap

Allow the wire to slip off the dowel and continue to wrap

Open up the coil by stretching the spiral

Open up the coil slightly by stretching the spiral

Let the two ends overlap to create a circle

Let the two ends overlap to create a circle

Secure the wire ends with pliers

Secure the wire ends with pliers

And start on the next spiral

And start on the next spiral

And the next spiral

And the next spiral and the next... and the next. Continue to spiral the wire and combining the coils

For my design I spiralled three coils

For my design I spiralled three coils

Slip a blade of grass through the wire

Slip a blade of grass through the wire...

And spiral it around the coil.

... and spiral it around the coil.

Slip in another blade of grass and spiral

Slip in another blade of grass and spiral

and another

and another

Continue to cover the wire by gently curving and coiling the grass around the spiral

Continue to cover the wire by gently curving and coiling the grass around the spiral

To keep my wire in place I made a grid of tape

To keep my wire in place I made a grid of sellotape over a flat glass container

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make a grid with sellotape

Place the grass coils on the grid

Place the grass coils on the grid, add a few loosely curled blades of grass and fill the container with water before adding the fresh flowers

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curl grass

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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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