My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Layered sisal and twig armature

Use wood glue and sisal to make a large sisal mat

Use wood glue and sisal to make a large sisal mat

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make an armature from sisal and glue

Fold the sisal in four and press flat

Fold the sisal in four and press flat

Cut a disk shape in the sisal to create a frame for the focal point

Cut a disk shape in the sisal to create a frame for the focal point

Remove the four disks

Remove the four disks

Place the sisal armature on a flat working surface

Place the sisal armature on a flat working surface

Fold the sisal in four

Open it up and start to pin small snippets of twigs at random places through the sisal

See the Tutorial below for an easy way to bite and snap sturdy twigs.

Keep adding twigs crossing them at random places

Keep adding twigs crossing them at random places

Add a few twigs here and there on the entire sisal surface

Add a few twigs here and there on the entire sisal surface

Fold the next layer of sisal over the first

Fold the next layer of sisal over the first

And pin a new layer of twigs

And pin a new layer of twigs

Randomly pin twigs to cross with twigs on the layers below

Randomly pin twigs to cross with twigs on the layers below

Fold over the next layer of sisal

Fold over the next layer of sisal

And pin with twigs

... and pin with twigs

Fold over the last layer of sisal.

Fold over the last layer of sisal.

Fitting it neatly into place

Fitting it neatly into place

And pin this layer with twigs

And pin this layer with twigs

Add a few smaller twigs for visual contrast

Add a few smaller twigs for visual contrast

The twig and sisal armature is ready to design with

The twig and sisal armature is ready to design with

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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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