My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Vein Veil For Freesias

Match up two Monstera leaves that are similar in size and shape

Place the leaves side by side on a flat working surface. You are going to cut the leaves on the sides that faces in.

Cut away the leaf section between the prominent veins.

Cut the leaf on both sides of the vein, fold it up and score the fold with the pad of your thumb.

Gently rip the leaf from the vein.

Remove the leaf part.

Creating a gap leaf pattern.

Do the same with the other leaf.

Monstera leaves ready to design with.

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16 August 2017 Criss-cross Monstera lace-up

Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf

16 August 2017 Water tube bridge

Glue two thin sticks across a gap to support a water tube

4 February 2015 Fold over a tropical leaf cocoon

Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf

23 March 2013 Rolling leaf tubes

Roll foliage to create tubes

28 February 2018 Marching winter frosted twig and freesia stack

Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias

4 September 2013 Weave a heart shaped basket

An easy to assemble open weave basket

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