My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Physalis Pod Stick-man

Cut thin twigs for arms and fingers

Cut thin twigs for arms and fingers. Bend the arms to create an elbow

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to manipulate and bend twigs.

Draw a face of the pod

As a quick cheat draw a face on the pod

Bend twigs to craft the legs

Bend twigs to craft the legs

Glue on twig toes

Glue on twig toes

Glue the arms and legs to a twig body

Glue the arms and legs to the twig body

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Tutorials

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

6 November 2012 Stalk and Husk Scarecrow

Use husks or dried leaves to make a scarecrow or doll

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

18 February 2015 Grass Spiral Snail

Fold a foliage snail

17 June 2015 Zig zag Palm Dragonfly

Fold a dragonfly from a long strand of grass or palm leaf

24 September 2014 Folding a Frog

Fold and weave a frog from grass

6 February 2013 Fold a Foliage Fish

Fold and weave a fish from two blades of grass

17 July 2012 Guacamole Green Coiled Grass Chameleon

My Chameleon is mono-botanical. Made from coiled grass

1 February 2012 Love Bug

Heart shaped rosery vine and pine love bug

Favourite Flowers

Physalis

Chinese lantern, cape gooseberry, Peruvian cherry, Inca berry

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An extra Almost-a-Design for Halloween this year

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6 November 2012 Mr. Stalk, the Seriously Terrifying Scarecrow, on his Day Off

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