Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 21 September 2016
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For this design I made the inside connection bit on a 3d printer with the spikes made of acrylic tubes. For an all plant material web, see the Tutorial below
Cover wool with Spanish Moss and secure with white glue
For another example see the Tutorial below
Secure the Spanish moss with butterfly hairclips so that the glue dries with the moss in place
Wrap short strips of beaded wire around the moss and wool
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make beaded wire
Let the wire and Spanish moss strip dry completely before spinning it into the web
Overlap the wool in the printed connection piece to secure
Wrap the wood around the connection piece
Start to spiral out the wire by wrapping it around the first acrylic rod
Wrap the wool around the next rod all the way around
Spiral and wrap the rods with the wool
Secure the wool with sticky dots to keep it in place if it slips
Secure the wool to the rod with a knot and place it in the twig tangle
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Weave a barely there all natural spider web.
For my "I found it this way" Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club, I began all four of my designs with basic armatures made of Twig Tangles and we...
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
This was the first design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration
Flowery nest desmonstration
Flax leaves are ripped with a kenzan and wrapped with copper wire and small blue beads to create a rope to weave into a delicate spider web.
This was a Flower Fantasy Competition Design staged by the Helderberg Flower Club, Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers
Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect.
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect
This is a detailed look at my third Floral Fable design. When you design, every detail you add matters and the smallest element can change the design completely.
My fourth design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting