Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature
Curve two sturdy wires into a heart shape.
Secure with pliers
Overlap the bottom part of the wires
Twist the wires to secure
Bend the wires open and curve to create two flat legs for the shape to rest on
Add a third wire
Bend the wire in the middle point and curve it round the back to fill out the heart shape
Secure the wire at the binding point
Secure the sides with wire.
Add the last wire. Curve it around the back and secure it to the binding point
Twist the wire to the back and balance the wire armature to stand freely.
Fill in the heart shape with twig snippets.
Start with the thicker twigs and work your way towards thinner ones
Snip the Stillingia stems to only have the delicate stems
Glue the Stillingia stems into the armature
Fill in the rest of the heart shape
Add a few delicate twigs to the base
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
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