My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

One of one of everyone

This month marks the third anniversary of My Creative Workbook.
Let’s celebrate by revisiting the most popular Design Tutorial:
Using bubble wrap to make a raft to float flowers.
Since I posted this Design Tutorial in January 2012, it has been viewed by 33,000 unique visitors.

Which made me wonder...

One of one of everyone floral art design.

Did you know...

Reflex tulip petals

that about one percent of all the visitors to any blog or website will stay and visit for a while?

Float tulips using a buble wrap raft

And then one percent of that one percent will take further action

Floating tulips with a bubble wrap skirt

and click on a vote button

Tulip and willow spring design

or tell someone about the site,

Reflex tulips to open fully

or write the blogger an email

Floating tulips

or subscribe to the newsletter.

White tulip with reflexed petals floating

That is one of one of everyone!

I have met some of the loveliest, most talented, sweetest people through My Creative Workbook and am truly thankful for all the visits, the encouraging emails, supportive tweets, the votes and for everyone who is sharing my work.

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3 January 2012 Bubble raft to float flowers

Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.

13 April 2012 A secret trick to conditioning new growth

Conditioning new growth and sprouts are difficult because the little sprouts have not had time to fully develop its cellular structure to survive being cut and taking up water on...

3 March 2011 Reflex Tulip Petals

Tulip petals can be opened or reflexed to create a fuller bloom

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

22 May 2012 Filling a vase with water without disturbing the design details

Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water

Favourite Flowers



Related Designs

7 June 2017 Dream, Job

Create a grid to rest some plant material so that it floats and some with their stems to rest in the water below

5 December 2018 Personal Preference

The third design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.

20 May 2020 Whatever floats your boat

This is one of my best known and still my go-to core techniques for floating flowers.

24 March 2021 To two too!

A Spring Tulip celebration design... with a special message

19 January 2022 Thaw

It's Tulip Season! Perfect for that "it's still winter ... but is that something green I see...?" mood designs.

23 March 2022 Chockablock!

Luxuriously filled design... filled with flowers... filled with grass. But most fun, for us as designers filled with hidden techniques