My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Keeping design details submerged in water

Flowers tend to float in water. To keep them floating neatly on top of the surface you need to give them a bit of air. See the Tutorial below on how I make a "skirt" from bubble wrap to keep flowers floating neatly. To keep them submerged you need to add a bit of weight.

Corsage magnets are rather heavy for it's size and can easily be used as a decoraive sinker

Corsage magnets are rather heavy for it's size and can easily be used as a decoraive sinker

They are really convenient to use and wont rust or damage the plant material

You can also tuck the magnets between the petals of the flowers in strategic places to add much needed weight

You can also tuck the magnets between the petals of the flowers in strategic places to add much needed weight

Positioning a flower under water using a magnet

The magnets can also be used with a partner magnet to position flowers under water. See the detailed Tutorials below

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Tutorials

3 January 2012 Bubble raft to float flowers

Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.

30 August 2011 Suspending and positioning a Phalaenopsis orchid under water

Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.

Related Designs

7 October 2015 Down-bubble

Add grass "bubbles" that can be repositioned to your design

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A submerged design... perfect for summertime designing... and enjoying!

15 July 2015 So Fine

Use transparencies to create floating devices for the flower material

30 August 2011 Ichi-go, ichi-e

Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.

17 July 2012 So far so green

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