My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Snow puddle armature

Place some clingfilm over the container

Place some clingfilm over your container. Smooth it out so that it creates a flat surface.

Cut a few tiny twigs

Cut a few budding twigs short and glue some artificial snow on.

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I glue artificial snow.

Place the twigs on the cling film

Start to glue the twigs with hot glue.

Make sure you glue only the twigs to make it easier to remove the delicate armature

Make sure you glue only the twigs to make it easier to remove the delicate armature.

If you have done this Tutorial... (well, first of... I would love to see!) and secondly take extra care not to glue the twigs to the plastic. The steps I add to create the snow puddles make it even more delicate.

Do not let the stems extend past the edge of the container

Do not let the stems extend past the edge of the container.

Snip away any twigs that are too long

Snip away any twigs that are too long.

Cut some hearts from a Ceropegia Woodii vine

Cut some hearts from a Ceropegia Woodii vine. Or any succulent if you do not have a rosary vine.

Glue the succulent into the design with floral glue

Glue the succulent into the design with floral glue.

And build up the surface of your design

And build up the surface of your design.

Thin some wood glue with warm water and paint some puddle on the cling film

Thin some wood glue with warm water and paint a puddle on the cling film. Be generous with the glue and let the puddle extend to touch at least two twigs on either side so that it remains intact once you peel it from the plastic film. Sprinkle some artificial snow on the wet glue.

Set the armature aside for the glue to set completely

Set the armature aside for the glue to set completely.

Gently peel the glue puddles and twigs away from the film

Gently peel the glue puddles and twigs away from the film.

Make sure the snow puddles remain intact.

Make sure the snow puddles remain intact.

Place the snow puddle armature in a water filled container

Place the snow puddle armature in a water filled container.

Design note: make sure the snow puddles are well away from the water. The water will dissolve the glue.

Place the flower stems in the armature and adjust the water level if needed

Place the flower stems in the armature and adjust the water level if needed.

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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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Cyclamen

Cyclamen, English sowbread

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts