Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Have yourself a Merry Cellulose Fibre Christmas: wired snowball pom pom for a woven grass Christmas tree
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. Some cardboard to wrap the string around… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. Probably the one thing we all have in abundance right now! This week I am making loads of snowball pom poms.
“Oh my love
We've had our share of tears
Oh my friends
We've had our hopes and fears
Oh my friends
It's been a long hard year
But now it's Christmas
Yes, it's Christmas”
Lyrics from: Thank God It's Christmas by Queen
Easy armature design that is actually quite relaxing to do... plant meditation!
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
When in doubt, always give your armature three legs. Two legs are simply not enough and four legs will wobble if it is even slightly off balance.
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Craft an ethereal Christmas tree from Eucalyptus leaves, twigs and sparkling snow flake crystals.
The delicate Kalanchoe flowers last surprisingly well without a water source and is ideal for glue techniques
Glue bark to a wire frame to create a Christmas stocking armature
Cover a wreath frame with bark and cotton for a textured Christmas wreath design
For this year's Christmas tree I wired and glued a wild and wintry twig armature... but... these little eucalyptus baubles are just the cutest!
...ok not really that fancy- it’s paper pulp. Cardboard boxes, really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being delivered. This week...