My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Rolled up Autumn leaf wreath

Soak yellow tissue paper in thinned wood glue

Soak yellow tissue paper in thinned wood glue

I cover the foam wreath frame with paper to create a barrier for the glue and to give the design a foundation colour that matches the design. See the Tutorial below for more details on how to make Papier Mache

Smooth the tissue paper over the frame

Smooth the tissue paper over the frame

A single layer of paper just to cover the frame.

A single layer of paper just to cover the frame.

Set the frame aside to dry completely

Set the frame aside to dry completely

I used rolled up autumn leaves to cover the frame. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I roll the leaves and secure it with its stem

Glue the leave to the frame

Glue the leave to the frame

Continue adding leaves

Continue adding leaves

Move around the frame and glue leaves

Move around the frame and glue leaves

Wiggle a few rolled leaves between the glued ones to create a completly random pattern

Wiggle a few rolled leaves between the glued ones to create a completly random pattern

Let the stems point in all directions

Let the stems point in all directions

Fill in any gaps as you cover the wreath frame

Fill in any gaps as you cover the wreath frame

Set the wreath aside so that the leaves can dry.

Set the wreath aside so that the leaves can dry. The leaves will shrink leaving gaps for the flowers and more fresh leaves.

Blow away the strands of hot glue with a hairdryer. See the Tutorial below.

Fill in the gaps with fresh rolled leaves

Fill in the gaps with fresh rolled leaves

Tuck a few small drinking straw test tubes ( See Tutorial below) deep into the leaves to keep the flowers hydrated and add a few more leaves to create depth.

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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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