My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Tutorials

18 March 2011 The Floral Hourglass Wax Foundation

Pour a foundation from cardboard and wax

18 March 2011 Patina Copper

The colour and the effect will vary due to application, temperature and humidity.

18 March 2011 Made to fit carrier to transport the wax shape foundation

Although the wax is strong it is also soft and can easily be damaged. I make carriers for my wax shapes so that it doesn't damage in transit.

14 March 2011 Making a Wax bowl using a mould

Dip shapes into wax to create a bowl

13 March 2011 Wire and bend Equisetum

Create lasting shapes by wiring Equisetum

10 March 2011 Hot Glue nest

Place a plate under your hot glue gun to catch drips when you work. You can use these drops of dried glue later in designs

8 March 2011 Cover fruit with wax

Dipping red grapes in pale wax creates a cloudy layer that is not only anti-bacterial (prevents fruit from spoiling and releasing the ethylene gas) but also gives depth and...

3 March 2011 Reflex Tulip Petals

Tulip petals can be opened or reflexed to create a fuller bloom

2 March 2011 Wax Disk

I loved how peaceful this smooth wax looked when combined with the tulip and tendrils. Like a lily floating on a pond.

1 March 2011 Paper covered Wire

Cover the wire with the raffia

28 February 2011 Paper flowers

You can use any type of paper to make flowers. I use tissue paper, Crêpe paper, cardboard, newsprint and coffee filters (new and used) to make sweet peas, carnations, paper...

27 February 2011 Relaxing Lavender Salt Spa Bath

Made from crushed Lavender and Salt