My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Skeleton Hydrangea Petal Blossoms

The blossom is based on how I make paper blossoms. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make paper flowers. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on making skeleton Hydrangeas

Unravel a section of sisal string

Start with the stamens. Unravel a section of sisal string

See the detailed Tutorial below on how I unravel Sisal

Cut the Sisal.

Cut the Sisal.

Stain the sisal green with a tiny drop of paint

Stain the sisal green with a tiny drop of paint

See the Tutorials below for more information if you prefer to use natural dyes to stain the Sisal

Wrap a decorative wire around the Sisal to tie it together

Wrap a decorative wire around the Sisal to tie it together. Let the wire extend for the stem of the blossom

Cover the wire with florist tape

Cover the wire with florist tape where it is wrapped around the sisal. I left the rest of the decorative wire to show

Separate the stained sisal

Separate the stained sisal with your nail

Dip the tips of the sisal in paint

Dip the tips of the sisal in paint

... to create the Anther

... to create the Anther

Pin the stamens into Polystyrene to make it stand upright

Pin the stamens into Polystyrene to make it stand upright

Cut the stem away from the hydrangea to seperate the petals

Cut the stem away from the hydrangea to seperate the petals

Glue the first petal to the stamens

Glue the first petal to the stamens

Glue on the second petal

Glue on the second petal

Add the last two petals

Add the last two petals to finish the blossom

Shape the wire stems before adding it into the design

Shape the wire stems before adding it into the design

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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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