My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Ship Shape

Clear Sailing floral art design by Christine de Beer

“Not all

Wheat and roses floral design

treasure is

How to combine fresh and dry floral material in one design

silver

Keeping fresh and dry plant material separate in a flower arrangement

and gold,

Contemporary armature design for autumn fall

mate”

Quote by Captain Jack Sparrow

Wheat and roses foam free and sustainable flower arrangement

Hope ghost ship season is all smooth sailing, flower buddies

Have a fun and flower filled Halloween

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Tutorials

27 October 2021 Hovering golden wheat Ghost Ship armature

Using dry and fresh floral material in one design without the dry becoming soggy and the fresh drying out.

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

4 August 2021 Scattered dried grass with raindrop crystals

Craft a light and airy grass halo to suspend tiny drop crystals around gorgeous roses.

23 September 2020 All dried Autumn hemisphere design that will outlast even the falling leaves outside

Preserve some floral material to design with when it is but not quite Autumn outside.

19 February 2020 Twig snippet pillar armature

A great do-in-advance and reusable design solution for a winter, early spring floral display.

6 September 2011 Twig collar

Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.

11 May 2016 Twig snippet vase armature

Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase

24 July 2012 Stacked Twig Roundabout

This is a great way to use all those bits of twigs and sticks in your design room to make a floral armature

6 February 2019 Winter White Twig Screen

Glue twigs to screen delicate flowers for a wintry design.

14 October 2020 On the edge grid for a decorative twig and reed armature

Place the floral details strategically on the edge of sturdier parts of the armature to keep the reed grid from collapsing under the weight of the floral details.

17 July 2019 Twig Dome Armature

Crafted from a hand full of twigs to give you a large design... even though you add only two stems of sweet peas.

8 June 2016 Popsicle Stick Square Armature

Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

4 August 2021 Counting Raindrops

Grass crisscross that makes you want to lean in closer to count the late summer raindrops around these gorgeous roses.

23 September 2020 Getting a head start on all that Fall-ing

Floral styling using mostly dried material that will last the entire Autumn.

19 February 2020 The Upside of being Inside

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.

6 September 2011 When Autumn Fall

Autumn leaf composite flower

11 May 2016 Pour

Glue a twig vase and melt some plastic to create a tumbling design

24 July 2012 A little bit of Art and Soul

A twig structure with roses

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.

14 October 2020 Stick it out… the creative spirit version

Soft minimal Fall armature making it easy to replace the flowers as the season progress.

17 July 2019 … and... a bit more... effort… to make it special

Instead of just placing a handful of twigs and two stems of sweet peas in a vase... why not...?

2 October 2019 Cross-hatch a Shadow Bright Autumn

A clever trick borrowed from art techniques to add dimension to a bright and colourful Autumn floral design.

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips