My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

Christine de Beer Twig and skeleton leaf insect

My twig with skeleton leaf wings insect

Twigs for my stick insect

I glued the basic insect shape from six curved cherry twigs.

Curve the twigs to make the bug

Curve the twigs to shape the first wings and downward for the body

Add feelers to the twig insect

Add a second pair of wings and feelers

Six insect stick legs

Carefully bend six twigs in half and glue on as legs

Apply Oasis Floral Adhesive to the twig wings

Apply a small amount of Oasis Floral Adhesive to the twig wings. The glue works best if it dries a bit. By the time all the wings have Floral Adhesive on, the first wing should be ready to glue.

Skeleton leaf wings for my stick insect

See the Tutorial below on how to make Skeleton Leaves. It is just perfect for making wings! Gently place a section of leaf onto the glued frame.

Press the leaf wings onto the body frame

Tap the leaf to secure it onto the twigs.

Twig stick insect

Cut the left over bits of leaf away from the wing frame.

Christine de Beer-Twig stick insect JPG

Twig stick insect, all done!

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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.