My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Two vase, two level Phormium snippets

Fit two vases into each other and measure the flax

Fit two vases into each other and measure the flax. The inside lower level gets the hard, spongy part of the flax and the slightly taller level gets the part that starts to flair open.

Snip away any damaged bits as you would when you condition

Snip away any damaged bits as you would when you condition

Set the vases on its side and slip in the snippets

Set the vase on its side and slip in the snippets

Stack the container until almost completely full

Stack the container until almost completely full

Slowly lift up the vase and set it in the bigger vase.

Cut the next section from the flax

Cut the next section from the flax, just above the section used for the inside container. Slip the flax between the two layers of glass to stand upright.

Snippets ready to design with.

Once the snippets are ready to design with fill both containers with water

Add the fresh floral material

Add the fresh floral material

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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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