My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Loop-over grass veil for a cool summer design

Place a Kenzan in a shallow container

Place a Kenzan in a shallow container.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to secure a Kenzan.

Place the flower in the Kenzan and fill the container with water

Place the flower in the Kenzan and fill the container with water.

Wrap a thin strip of clear tape around the container

Wrap a thin strip of clear tape around the container.

Slip thin blades of grass through the gap created  by the tape

Slip thin blades of grass through the gap created by the tape so that the grass rest in the water.

Tape the opposite side and slip the grass through

Tape the opposite side and slip the grass through.

Place smooth pebbles on the grass ends to keep it in place

Place smooth pebbles on the grass ends to keep it in place.

Fold two blades of grass up so that they loop over the design

Fold two blades of grass up so that they loop over the design. Make a loose knot.

Slip the grass ends behind the tape and under the rock to keep it in place

Slip the grass ends behind the tape and under the rock to keep it in place.

Fold over the next set of grass

Fold over the next set of grass. Loosely knot it once so that the blades cross in the middle and secure it on the opposite side under a rock.

Once you have a slight grid weave in the blades of grass to loop over the design and secure under a rock

Once you have a slight grid weave in the blades of grass to loop over the design and secure under a rock on the opposite side.

Add more grass

Add more grass.

To create visual interest slip a few blades of grass through the loop and secure it under a rock just beyond the mid point

To create visual interest slip a few blades of grass through the loop and secure it under a rock just beyond the mid point rather than at the opposite end.

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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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