My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Create a break in a willow twig to support a flower stem

Cut a fresh willow twig

Cut a fresh willow twig...

Bend the twig at a sharp angle

Bend the twig at a sharp angle.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to manipulate twigs.

Break the twig again

Break the twig again, about the width of your container away from the first break.

Measure the twig to fit down the sides of a small container

Measure the twig to fit down the sides of a small container. You can either let the twig kick against the side... or...

Cut into the twig

Cut into the twig at both ends...

Fit the twig so that it pinches the sides of the container

Fit the twig over the edges so that it pinches the sides of the container

Fill the container with water

Fill the container with water.

Slip the Lisianthus buds through the twig

Slip the Lisianthus buds through the twig...

To stand upright in the container

To stand upright in the container.

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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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Meanwhile...

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Eustoma

Lisianthus, Texan Poppy, Texas Bluebell, Tulip Gentian, Prairie Gentian