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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Scalable twig and Phalaenopsis orchid winterscape panel

This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more easily manageable composite

Place two twigs on a flat working surface

Place two twigs on a flat working surface. The entire panel is build up in layers. It is important to keep in mind that every twig should connect at some point with three other twigs. Start to glue the side branches.

Add another twig and make sure to glue it to three other twigs.

Add another twig and make sure to glue it to three other twigs.

Keep adding twigs.

Keep adding twigs.

Make sure the connections are really secure.

Make sure the connections are really secure.

Slowly build up the panel.

Slowly build up the panel.

Blow any hot glue strands away with a hairdryer set on a warm setting.

I used hot glue to secure the twigs. Blow any hot glue strands away with a hairdryer set on a warm setting. Take care not to focus the heat so that the connections become weak but rather just melt the strands.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to blow away hot glue strands.

Hold the panel up to check for any weak connections.

Hold the panel up to check for any weak connections.

Glue in moss and sparkling beads

Glue in moss and sparkling beads

See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how I use a pin to place tiny crystals

Glue in the water source for the fresh flowers.

Glue in the water source for the fresh flowers.

See the Tutorial below on how I make my own tine test tubes using drinking straws

Glue in a sprinkling of artificial snow.

Glue in a sprinkling of artificial snow.

Your panel is now ready to design with

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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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