My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Easy does it

Easy does it floral art design

Just a sprinkle

Sprinkle ripped foliage

and a light touch

Two Phalaenopsis orchids float in the vase

carefully placing

Rust coloured butterfly orchids.

no need to rush

Ripped foliage and phalaenopsis orchids

just add two flowers,

Light as air design

you really don't need that much

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12 February 2014 Lightly sprinkled foliage frog

Light as air ripped foliage flower frog

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

7 October 2015 Down-bubble

Add grass "bubbles" that can be repositioned to your design

10 May 2017 About a line

Skewer and line up leaves to create an armature

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

24 January 2018 How to make a stack of just enough:

Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright

8 August 2018 On the net

Knot a net to rest short stem orchids on.

20 February 2019 Inna...

Stack bowls to keep your flower stems in place.

27 January 2021 Knot how it was supposed to go

When you figure out the "how to" tricks of manipulating plant material it is possible to respectfully set them into seemingly impossible new directions.

22 February 2023 Jump out at you

Early iris flowers in a bud vase.