Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Moss Colombina inspired mask
Cover a plastic mask shape with cling wrap
Mix a few drops of paint into wood glue
Dip newsprint paper in the glue to create a Papier Mache base for the mask
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make and use Papier Mache
Smooth the paper to the plastic shape
Follow the contours of the mask
Paint the paper mask moss green
Pull the moss apart and glue it to the paper mask
Build up the facial features from torn bits of moss
Make sure the moss is secure to support the rest of the plant material.
Glue in grape vine tendrils...
Ceropegia woodii and Cyclamen
Peel the mask from the plastic shape
Remove the cling film.
Trim the paper
Set the mask aside so that the glue and paint dries completely
Glue in the ribbons to secure
I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...
Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.
Press a wooden skewer into the Styrofoam to help the cones stand upright when displayed