Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Curve a feather
Just as you can adjust the curve of the twig you can do the same with a feather...
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to curve twigs.
Buffer the feather with the pad of your finger from behind and carefully start to curve it with your finger nail.
Move along the feather and carefully curve it down the hollow shaft from the tip to the quill.
Creating an elegant just drifted down and fell this way curve in the feather.
The fluffy feather is really difficult to glue down without ruining the downy barbs with a blob of glue or adding to little glue so that the feather falls off or wobble awkwardly.
My tip for you is to add the glue to the thing you want to glue the feather to...
And then gently settle the feather in the exact position you want it to settle.
So that the glue is in between the twig and the bottom side of the feather.
Wood glue makes wood veneer or Kyogi paper soft and playable to make feathers with
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Artificial snow can be very "chemical" and flowers deteriorate quickly when exposed to it. It also dissolves in water. I use candle wax as "snow"
Flowers naturally float in water. They just don’t always naturally float on water. For that they sometimes need a bit of help.
Here is a trick to make sure your tulips will condition thoroughly
Tulips continue to grow after being cut. Sometimes when you make a very small design or for competition or bridal work you want to minimize growth. The best way to do this is to...
Wedge snipped twigs into a glass vase to act as a support for your flowers
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.
Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?
To celebrate the 6th year anniversary of My Creative Workbook I am looking at the most popular Tutorial I have done to date:
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers