Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Sharp Edged Arc Armature
A bark chip veneer is a great way to create a precise shape that looks natural but can't be found in nature.
Cut out a large circle cardboard. Draw a line about a ruler width right through the middle of the cardboard
The half-moon shapes will be the outline shapes of the arch.
Draw a smaller circle in the middle of the big circle. Cut out the arch shapes and the strip that runs through the middle
Connect the two arches with long strips of cardboard. Glue the strips all the way around.
Cover the arch shape with chips of bark
Follow the arch but do not soften the edges by covering it with bark.
Cover the outer and inside surface with bark
Leave just the bottom base and innermost space uncovered.
Spread glue on the top flat surface...
and glue on some dried moss or orchid growth medium
Cut a slit in the bottom cardboard with a sharp knife
Cut another slit to make a cross
Sink a test tube through the cross slits to lie flush with the cardboard surface
Cut another cross and press in the next test tube
Fill the test tubes with water before adding the fresh plant material
Top up the water with a syringe tube as needed
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
This is an overview of the Floral Art and Craft Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club. I demonstrated three floral craft cake designs and three matching floral art...