My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature

Bend two sturdy wires into a heart shape.

Curve two sturdy wires into a heart shape.

Secure with pliers

Secure with pliers

Overlap the bottom part of the wires

Overlap the bottom part of the wires

Twist the wires to secure

Twist the wires to secure

Bend the wires open and curve to create two flat legs for the shape to rest on

Bend the wires open and curve to create two flat legs for the shape to rest on

Add a third wire

Add a third wire

Bend the wire in the middle point and curve it round the back to fill out the heart shape

Bend the wire in the middle point and curve it round the back to fill out the heart shape

Secure the wire at the binding point

Secure the wire at the binding point

Secure the sides with wire.

Secure the sides with wire.

Add the last wire

Add the last wire. Curve it around the back and secure it to the binding point

Twist the wire to the back and balance the wire armature to stand freely.

Twist the wire to the back and balance the wire armature to stand freely.

Fill in the heart shape with twig snippets

Fill in the heart shape with twig snippets.

Start with the thicker twigs and work your way towards thinner ones

Start with the thicker twigs and work your way towards thinner ones

Snip the Stillingia stems to only have the delicate stems

Snip the Stillingia stems to only have the delicate stems

Stillingia stems

Stillingia stems

Glue the Stillingia stems into the armature

Glue the Stillingia stems into the armature

Fill in the rest of the heart shape

Fill in the rest of the heart shape

Add a few delicate twigs to the base

Add a few delicate twigs to the base

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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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