My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Moss Colombina inspired mask

Cover a mask shape with cling wrap

Cover a plastic mask shape with cling wrap

Mix a few drops of paint into wood glue

Mix a few drops of paint into wood glue

Dip newsprint paper in the glue.

Dip newsprint paper in the glue to create a Papier Mache base for the mask

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make and use Papier Mache

Smooth the paper to the plastic shape

Smooth the paper to the plastic shape

Follow the contours of the mask

Follow the contours of the mask

Smooth the bits of paper down

Paint the paper mask moss green

Paint the paper mask moss green

Pull the moss apart and glue it to the paper mask

Pull the moss apart and glue it to the paper mask

Build up the facial features from torn bits of moss

Build up the facial features from torn bits of moss

Make sure the moss is secure to support the rest of the plant material.

Make sure the moss is secure to support the rest of the plant material.

Glue in grape vine tendrils

Glue in grape vine tendrils...

Succulents

... Succulents...

Ceropegia woodii and Cyclamen

Ceropegia woodii and Cyclamen

Peel the mask from the plastic shape

Peel the mask from the plastic shape

Remove the cling film.

Remove the cling film.

Trim the paper

Trim the paper

Set the mask aside so that the glue and paint dries completely

Set the mask aside so that the glue and paint dries completely

Glue in the ribbons to secure

Glue in the ribbons to secure

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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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Cyclamen

Cyclamen, English sowbread

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts