Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Paper log stack
- 15 March 2012
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Cut cardboard disks and strips for the logs.
Glue the strips around the disks to create the logs with hot glue
Gently let the cardboard fold to curve
That is the basic log shape...
Continue to make as many log shapes as needed
For a smooth wood cover the logs with a Kyogi paper (Japanese shaved wood)veneer
Cut the Kyogi paper into strips following the wood grain.
Glue the strips of Kyogi paper to the cardboard logs.
Or for a more rustic rough log cover the veneer with bark wood chips
With a strong sharp knife remove bark from wood
Glue the bark chips to the paper log
Continue adding bits of bark
Stack the paper logs and glue on bits of lichen.
Add a few twigs to the log disks
I also wanted my metal container to look rustic and wooden so I covered it first with brown Papier Mache and then with bark chips
Paper log stacked armature all done and ready to design with
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