Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cherry twig rainbow arch
- 7 August 2013
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Set a vase on its side on a plastic lined working surface.
Pour wood glue into a shallow bowl
Thin the wood glue with a bit of warm water
Soak the cherry stems in the wood glue
Start to stack the stems to arch over the vase.
Slowly build up the stem stack.
Let the stems tumble down the side of the vase...
and over to the other side
Continue to glue in twigs...
... to create a strong yet delicate arch armature. Set aside to give the glue time to dry completely
Wiggle the twigs with a cuticle pusher to loosen it from the glass vase
Peel away the stems from the glass.
Paint the armature with a thin layer of glue to make sure it is secure
Cherry twig rainbow arch ready to design with.
Glue in a few tiny test tubes
See Tutorial below for instructions on how to make tiny test tubes from drinking straws
Fill the test tubes with water.
See Tutorial below for instructions on how to make your own syringe-tube to fill test tubes with
Add the fresh flower material.
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