My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Ripped Grass Frame

Create a sheltered or veiled design by framing the outer edge of your armature (in this case thick cardboard) with long strands of grass

Cut a cardboard armature.

Cut a thick cardboard rectangle and start to glue strips of ripped typha, flax or grass to the outer edge of the rectangle. See the Tutorial below on how to rip foliage

Gather clumps of grass and glue it to the cardboard.

Gather clumps of grass and glue it to the cardboard.

Add more grass.

Add more grass...

Rest the glued grass on a flat surface.

Rest the glued grass on a flat surface so that all the grass stands straight upright.

Continue all the way around.

Continue all the way around.

Glue the strips to stick to the side of the cardboard.

Glue the strips to stick to the side of the cardboard. This way the grass sections have about 1cm of surface to stick to.

Glue the strips to stick to the side of the cardboard.

Almost done. Just add a few more strips of ripped grass

Glue on short plastic feet

Cut 4 sections of clear pipe (you can also use dowels) for invisible feet

Grass armature.

Grass armature for a sheltered or veiled design

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Tutorials

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

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