My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman


11 February 2011 Rainbow Oasis Hearts

Cut heart shapes out of Rainbow Oasis

11 February 2011 Using Oasis to weigh down an underwater garland

Soaked Oasis is heavy and can be used as weights to hold design details under water

8 February 2011 Cut Rainbow Oasis shapes to make multi-coloured designs

Mix and match Rainbow Oasis colours to create patterns

1 February 2011 Felt

How to tangle wool into felt and make pebbles, felt strips and test tube covers

29 January 2011 Brick on a stick

Create simple but effective stands for Floral Art

29 January 2011 Broken chips of ground

Add chips of soil as accessories to your Floral Design

29 January 2011 Melt plastic Soda Bottles into the "water" shapes

Heat makes the plastic distort creating fantastic shapes

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

14 January 2011 Beaded wire

Thread thin wire with tiny beads

5 January 2011 Palm leaf Hopper-flies (grasshoppers and butterflies)

Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves

5 January 2011 Peel a Protea flower

Peel away the tepals and bracts from a Protea flower hear to make a large composite flower orb

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.