My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Sisal Disk

Mix water based paint into wood glue.

Thin water based paint and mix it into a bit of wood glue.

Dip the sisal into the glue to soak.

Dip the sisal into the glue to soak up the colour.

Lay out the fibers

Lay out the fibers in a flexible tray

Spread out the sisal fibers to barely cover the surface of the plastic tray

Spread out the sisal fibers to barely cover the surface of the plastic tray

Lift up a few strands to create pockets for the flowers

Lift up a few strands to create pockets for the flowers

Set aside to dry completely

Carefully lift the sisal disk around the edges

Carefully lift the sisal disk around the edges

Slide your hand under the disk to lift out

Slide your hand under the disk to lift out

Sisal disk done and ready to design with

Sisal disk done and ready to design with

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Tutorials

8 May 2013 Glue a Sisal Fiber Bubble

Mix Sisal fibers and glue to make a bubble

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22 March 2017 Biomimicry Demonstration and Workshop video

Looking back at the preparations and my Biomimicry design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group in South Africa