My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Making it work somewhere between a rock and a hard place

Floral art design Between a rock and a hard place.

What a predicament!

Cracked cement filled with moss

A real conundrum!

Wire tendrils draped over the design

In such a pretty fix!

Concrete cracks

… and now the cracks are starting to show!!!

Carve floral foam pebbles

And then you start to think…

Hellebores and willow twigs.

Maybe a pebble for over here… just add a bit of… curl this twig just so…

Between a rock and a hard place floral design

Don't you just love creative blunders?

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19 February 2011 Pebbles

Cut and smooth pebbles out of Rainbow Oasis

14 February 2013 Sealing floral foam shapes with candle wax to make them water tight

A thin layer of melted wax creates a watertight layer for floral foam

19 March 2011 Melting Wax for Floral Art

For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.

14 February 2013 Casting wet cement to have surface cracks

The goal is to cast the cement in such a way that the surface of the cement dries faster than the sub-surface cement. As the water from the wet cement at the bottom rises it...

7 December 2011 Encouraging Moss and Lichen to grow on a design

This time of year is best for starting a moss garden. It needs to be cool and wet. Lichen and moss becomes dormant when it is too hot and dry.

4 December 2013 Large wax snowflakes

Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

Related Designs

28 December 2016 A Jingle Cotton Christmas

Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design

15 November 2023 Freeze… just for a moment!

Not quite winter but also a bit late for autumn design that is somewhere between sparkle and flying leaves.