My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Reed Hourglass

Detail of the Reed Hourglass

Snip a large bundle of Mikado Reeds into small sections. Glue the sections onto a large exercise ball. Once dry, deflate and remove the ball. Cut the reed ball in half. Cut two circles out of the dome sides.

Mikado Reed hourglass.

Glue the two domes back together by creating a cylinder shape "neck" with the reeds

Paint the hour glass and add bits of copper.

Paint the hourglass armature blue green to exactly match the patina on the copper coins and strips of the base of the design. Include a few copper sections throughout the design.

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19 March 2011 Melting Wax for Floral Art

For Floral Art the temperature of the wax rarely exceeds the minimum melting point.

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

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