Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Large wax snowflakes
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"
Scrape wax with a knife to create large and crumbling snow flakes.
Crumple up the flakes
Scatter the flakes on flowers and water. It will not dissolve and will float freely.
or scatter the wax snowflakes to soften hard textures
Or pour out a few drops of wood glue on to the twigs
Sprinkle the wax on the glue
The wood glue dries clear leaving the wax snow securely in place
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