My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Marching winter frosted twig and freesia stack

Measure a winter twig to calculate how high you want your design

Measure a winter twig to calculate how high you want your design.

Place the twigs on a working surface

Place the twigs on a working surface and cut them to roughly the same length.

Cross the twigs so that they hook into each other

Cross the twigs so that they hook into each other. The twigs will be glued in place but it just makes it easier if there is a natural "hook" to start the design with.

To make it easier for me to position the twigs I use craft putty

To make it easier for me to position the twigs I use craft putty to temporarily keep the twigs in place.

Look at the twigs from all the angles and re-position them if required

Look at the twigs from all the angles and re-position them if required.

Add in a few cross twigs to connect the legs

Glue in a few cross twigs to connect the legs.

I make sure each leg is connected to another leg at three places so that it is stable enough to carry my flowers

I make sure each leg is connected to another leg at three places so that it is stable enough to carry my flowers

Remove the craft putty

Remove the craft putty.

Protect the container with a plastic lining

Protect the container with a plastic lining.

Frost the twigs with a small drop of wood glue

Frost the twigs with a small drop of wood glue...

And artificial snow on all the connection points

... and artificial snow on all the connection points.

For a more detailed Tutorial on how to frost twigs see the Tutorial below.

Set the armature aside for the glue to dry

Set the armature aside for the glue to dry.

Lift the armature from the plastic

Lift the armature from the plastic and give it a gentle wiggle to make sure all the twigs are secure. Add more glue if needed.

Fill the container with water

Fill the container with water.

Add the flowers into the armature

Add the flowers into the armature.

Make sure all the stem ends are in water

Make sure all the stem-ends are in water.

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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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