My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Sprouting willow armature

Use your finger to cushion the fresh willow stem as you bend it at an angle

Use your finger to cushion the fresh willow stem as you bend it at an angle

This makes it easier to manipulate the fresh twig. For a more detailed Tutorial on how to manipulate stems see the link below

Wedge the stem in a low container

Wedge the stem in a low container. Make sure the willow kick against the sides but take care not to put too much pressure on it so that it shatters the class container.

Bend another twig and place it over the first.

Bend another twig and place it over the first.

Fill the container with water and stand the graceful tulip stem in the armature

Fill the container with water and stand the graceful tulip stems in the armature

Add a few more willow stems for visual interest

Add a few more willow stems for visual interest

And a few pebbles in the shallow container

And place a few pebbles in the shallow container to visually balance 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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