My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Radiating rainbow vine armature

Cut a wreath into sections

Cut a wreath into sections.

Arrange the three sections on the edge of your working surface

Arrange the three sections on the edge of your working surface, one slightly longer than the next.

Tape the sections to your working surface

Tape the sections to your working surface to make it easier to position and later cut.

The curves does not need to be exact

Let nature set the curve, just position them slightly apart.

Glue in connecting pieces

Glue in connecting pieces.

Make sure each connecting piece connects at at least three other places so that it is secure.

Make sure each connecting piece connects at at least three other places so that it is secure.

Cut the half moon armature at the edge of the working surface.

Use the edge of your working surface as a cutting line to trim the twigs to size.

Remove the tape

Remove the tape.

Lift the armature from the working surface

Lift the armature from the working surface. Wiggle the armature to make sure it is secure and add twigs if needed.

Weave the orchid stem through the armature

Weave the orchid stem through the armature from one side.

Weave another orchid stem through the armature from other side

Weave another orchid stem through the armature from other side so that the stems cross in a small water container at the base.

Glue in seedpods

Glue in seedpods...

And delicate tendrils to radiate out from the armature

... And delicate tendrils to radiate out from the armature...

To add delicate height to the design

... to add delicate height to the design. The vines frame the orchids without overpowering them.

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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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