My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Cross cut Spring Twig Armature

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to use a Kenzan... or for even more details page through my book. You will find loads of hints and tips.

Cut a slit with a sharp knife into a sturdy blossoming twig.

Cut a slit with a sharp knife into a sturdy blossoming twig.

Turn the twig and cut another slit

Twist turn the twig and cut another slit. You should now have a deep X cut into the twig.

This makes it easier to position the twigs when you place it into the Kenzan. See the Tutorial below.

Position two blossoming twigs.

Position two blossoming twigs so that it stands upright in a small container with a Kenzan in.

Connect the twigs with a few diagonal twigs

Connect the twigs with a few diagonal twigs. I used floral glue but you can also wire the twigs if you want to fill the eggshells with chocolate or heavier decorations.

Fill the container with water to keep the blossoming twigs hydrated

Fill the container with water to keep the blossoming twigs hydrated.

Scatter artificial snow to float on the water and hide the mechanics

Scatter artificial snow to float on the water and hide the mechanics

See the Tutorial below.

Carefully wedge the eggshells between the twigs

Carefully wedge the eggshells between the twigs. Secure with a tiny drop of glue if needed.

Scatter a few blossom petals into the eggshells

Scatter a few blossom petals into the eggshells and add a few sparkling crystals to finish off the design.

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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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