My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Sliced Grassy Cabbage

Let the cabbage rest on a working surface to find it's natural balance point

Let the cabbage rest on a working surface to find it's natural balance point

Slice a chunk away from the cabbage

Slice a chunk away from the cabbage on the opposite side of the stem so that the head stays intact.

Cut open a lemon and rub it over the cabbage to prevent it from going brown

Cut open a lemon and rub it over the cabbage to prevent it from going brown

Place the plant material in the leaf cavities

Place the stems of the plant material in the leaf cavities

Thin stems can be hydrated by sinking thin drinking straws filled with water in the cavities

Thin stems can be hydrated by sinking thin drinking straws filled with water in the cavities

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make a water source from drinking straws

Press the firm part of a blade of grass between the cabbage leaves to make it stand upright

Press the firm part of a blade of grass between the cabbage leaves to make it stand upright

Work from one side and slowly add blades of thin grass

Work from one side and slowly add blades of thin grass

Adding blade after blade to almost completely cover the surface

Adding blade after blade to almost completely cover the surface

Gather the grass and let it curl over your hand

Gather the grass and let it curl over your hand

Coaxing it into a permanent curve

Coaxing it into a permanent curve

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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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