My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Eucalyptus rose

Remove the smooth Eucalyptus leaves from the stem.

Remove the smooth Eucalyptus leaves from the stem.

Roll the leaf on the stem side

Roll the leaf on the stem side

Secure the leaf with a small drop of glue

Secure the leaf with a small drop of glue

For the petals:

Carefully roll the one side of the leaf

Carefully roll the one side of the leaf

The leaf now curves in

The leaf now curves in

Carefully roll the other side to curve it

Carefully roll the other side to curve it like the first

Both sides of the Eucalyptus leaf now curves in

Both sides of the Eucalyptus leaf now curves in

Roll the top part of the leaf back

Roll the top part of the leaf back.

Release the curl and the curve will remain

Release the curl and the curve will remain

Wrap this leaf around the rolled leaf

Wrap this leaf around the rolled leaf and secure with a drop of glue

Curve more leaves and continue to wrap

Leave gaps bewteen each leaf to make an opened rose

Leave gaps bewteen each leaf to make an opened rose

Continue to add leaf-petals

Continue to add leaf-petals

Secure the petals with glue and allow the rose to dry

Secure the petals with glue and allow the rose to dry. The rose remains fragrant even after drying completely

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Tutorials

28 February 2011 Paper flowers

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30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

6 September 2011 Autumn leaf Roses

I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...

6 September 2011 Autumn leaf Composite Flower

Glue a round Autumn leaf Composite Flower.

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