My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Hiding a secret water source in a twig frog

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on its own. The cells will collapse within hours from severing and the beautiful new growth will wilt looking limp in your design. But new growth looks so fantastic and it is always tempting to try to include it. See the Tutorial below on my secret trick on how to "condition" new growth

Place a glass container on it side

Place a glass container on it side. Place twigs in the container

Setting the container on its side makes it easier to stack the twigs

Keep adding twigs

Keep adding twigs

For a more detailed Tutorial on how to stack the twigs see the Twig Spiral tutorial below

Fill the glass container with twigs

Fill the glass container with twigs

Carefully set the glass container up-right

Carefully set the glass container up-right

Take hold of the twigs and give it a twist.

Take hold of the twigs and give it a twist.

The twigs are now at an angle in the container

The twigs are now at an angle in the container

Place a sprouting willow twig in a large water filled tube

Place a sprouting willow twig in a large water filled tube

And set it deep in the twigs.

And set it deep in the twigs.

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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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