My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Use the stem of an Autumn leaf to wrap, pin and secure it in a roll

Make a small guide hole in a autumn leaf with a bamboo skewer

Make a small guide hole in a autumn leaf with a bamboo skewer

Roll the leaf stem up and slip it through the hole

Roll the leaf stem up and slip it through the hole

Slip the stem all the way through the hole and roll the leaf in

Slip the stem all the way through the hole and roll the leaf in

Wrap the stem around the leaf to secure

Wrap the stem around the leaf to secure

Make a new guide hole at the top end of the leaf with the babnoo skewer

Make a new guide hole at the top end of the leaf with the babnoo skewer

Slip the stem through the hole and carefylly pull it tight to secure the roll

Slip the stem through the hole and carefully pull it tight to secure the roll

Fluff out the leaf at the sides

Fluff out the leaf at the sides

Each leaf looks slightly different

Each leaf looks slightly different...

Continue rolling leaves to design with

The leaves are now ready to design with

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Tutorials

6 November 2013 Leaf Swirls

Cut fall leaves to create continuous swirls

17 July 2012 Arum lily roll down

Open an arum lily up by rolling the funnel shaped spathe (petal) over

18 September 2013 Autumn leaf ballet slippers from scratch

Pick up a few fall leaves to glue on paper to make fairy slippers

11 November 2012 Autumn Leaf Rosette

Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.

17 July 2013 Chrysanthemum sepals and receptacle

I love using bits of flowers to add interest and texture

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

Favourite Flowers

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"

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