My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Delicate Twig Hammock Armature to keep tulips upright in a shallow container

Cover a shallow container with plastic wrap

Cover a shallow container with plastic wrap.

Glue small snippets of twigs to overlap slightly

Glue small snippets of twigs to rest on the container. Make sure you glue the twigs to each other and not the container.

Glue the twigs to over the container.

Glue the twigs to over the length of the container with hot glue.

Make sure each twig is connected at at least three places to another twig

Make sure each twig is connected at, at least three places to another twig.

At the edge of the container glue in end pieces of the twigs

At the edge of the container glue in end pieces of the twigs so that it points outward and thins naturally over the edge.

Paint the connection places every here and there with glue thinned with water

Paint the connection places every here and there with glue thinned with water.

And sprinkle on some artificial snow

And sprinkle on some artificial snow.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to add snow to your design.

Set the twig armature aside to completely dry

Set the twig armature aside to completely dry.

To suspend the armature:

Cut a slit into a sturdy twig

Cut a slit into a sturdy twig.

Bend the twig open and slip it over the edge of the container

Bend the twig open and slip it over the edge of the container.

See the designs and Tutorials below for more examples on how I use this technique.

Rest the twig armature on the twigs

Rest the twig armature on the twigs. Secure with a tiny drop of floral glue if needed.

Fill the container with water

Fill the container with water.

Cut the tulip stems flat and stand it upright in the twig armature

Cut the tulip stems flat (so that as much as possible stem area is in water) and stand it upright in the twig armature.

Slip the tulip stem through the twig armature

Support the twig armature from below when you slip the tulip stem through the twig armature. This way the flower stem supports the twig armature as much as it supports the tulips.

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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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