Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Paper log stack
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
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...
I did a Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club. Over the next few weeks I will show the designs in detail and add the design tutorials. This week I’ll...
This is the fourth and last design I did for my Floral Fable demonstration.
For a softer autumn leaf pod turn the leaves so that the bright side faces in when making the pod.
A cascade of orchids growing over a slice of wood. Easy to design... and even easier to maintain!
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. A cardboard box Yule log… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard boxes being...