My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Stripping bark from willow sticks

Cut a line down the stick

Cut a line down the length of the willow stick with a very sharp knife. make sure to only cut the bark and not damage the wood..

Lift the bark with a cuticle pusher

Lift the bark with a cuticle pusher

Gently lift the bark from the wood

Gently loosen the bark from the wood

Peel the bark from the wood.

Peel the bark from the wood.

Leaving the beautiful wood exposed

Leaving the beautiful wood exposed

As an alternative cut away sections of bark and only strip those places to expose the wood

As an alternative cut away sections of bark and only strip those places to expose the wood

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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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