My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Glue a grapevine armature shaped like the petals of an open rose

Place a circular grapevine wreath on a flat working surface

Place a circular grapevine wreath on a flat working surface. Inspect the vines. You are looking for sharper angled, round bends in the wreath. Snip these sections out of the wreath.

Start to glue the sections

Start to glue the sections.

Shape the grapevine twigs to mimic the way a rose unfurls its petals

Shape the grapevine twigs to mimic the way a rose unfurls its petals.

Measure the twigs against a shallow container

Measure the twigs against a shallow container so that it fits secure enough to suspend your flowers with the twigs and flowers above the water line and the flower stems resting in the water.

Continue to add twigs to create a full rose shape

Continue to add twigs to create a full rose shape.

Fill the shallow container with water

Fill the shallow container with water.

Add the fresh flowers into the armature

Add the fresh flowers into the armature. Do not overwhelm the armature so that the beautiful shape you created is covered. Rather add flowers to mimic a few dew drops on the rose petals.

For my design I also added a few sprouting stems just to bring a bit of spring green into 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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