Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Green Trick Floral Wings
Glue gypsophila sticks, green trick carnations, Star of Bethlehem, passion fruit tendrils, jasmine foliage and string of pearls succulents to create floral wings
Draw the wing shape outline on paper
Draw the second wing shape.
Tape clear plastic over the wings.
Remove the gypsophila flowers from the dried stems.
Cut the gypsophila stems into tiny stick pieces and pour some wood glue over the sticks
Thin the glue with warm water and mix
Place the sticky mixture on the plastic covered wing shapes
Keep the sticks light and airy, do not press flat. Add the sticks in layers to create a see-through veil.
Add a bit more twigs to make the narrower parts stronger.
Glue in an extra long twig for the design to stand on.
Weave the leg twig into the design to make sure it will be stable when you stand the design on it
Let the twig wings dry over night. Lift the twigs from the plastic when dry
Glue snippets of green trick carnation to the twigs
Divide the green trick carnation into snippets by cutting it with tiny nail scissors.
Start at the tip of the wing and move up and inwards.
Cover the tips of both wings.
The green trick carnations dry really well creating a perfect foundation for the fresh flower material. Glue in tiny drinking straw test tubes (see Tutorial below)to nestle between the snippets.
Place a few Chincherinchee flowers, passion fruit tendrils, jasmine foliage and string of pearls succulents into the test tubes and press the twig legs into a sheet of Styrofoam to stand up
Position the wings to create a "<" shape so that you can see the back wing clearly when viewed from the front.
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