Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
…. Aaaaaand tick!
Before adding a new design here on the My Creative Workbook website it must tick *ALL* of these boxes:
✔Be inline with my personal values and design philosophy.
✔Be original. These are all my ideas. I want to show you something new and unique every week.
✔No special tools, vases, equipment or design space required to make these designs.
✔Must fit all budgets so that you can create along every week with the BEST quality flowers... and even try again if something goes wrong- and master each technique.
✔Easy to find. Made from plant material that can easily be bought, grown or ethically foraged.
✔Be educational. There must be something you can learn each week. And it must definitely work. All the designs are within industry standards and based on floral design practices and even comply with worldwide floral art competition rules.
✔My online space is a safe and positive respite. It is a trigger free environment, by design
I design with this in mind. My values are part of my process.
Place a fully opened lily over the opening of your vase to help support more delicate stems
Frost a few twigs to craft a delicate armature for fragrant freesias
Craft a suspended armature to create a clear winter design.
Split a twig to create a t connection to hover a twig over the design
A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Fake an early Spring by crafting a long lasting stick bundle that has a blossoming branch of succulent flowers.
Capture Spring for just a little bit longer by sticking blossoms down, in place.
Trap air between two vases to create a third circle... and frame for a small feather hint to a hopeful Spring
Add warmth to a space with a softly glowing winter white arrangement
Line a shallow container with fiber to create a mat for the flowers to hydrate and stand in the exact way you want to place them.
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.
A creative design that has some height to it without blocking the view. This can easily be scaled up or down to match the environment you want to display it in.
A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.
Blossom petals drop so quickly! Here's a way to make them last just that little bit longer.
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.