Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Silver leaf Paper Snowflakes to display your winter flowers on
Book readers if you want to try something very similar but this time using bleached mulberry bark turn to page 344 of my book for a Tutorial. For more information about my book:
The Effortless Floral Craftsman
Cut a cardboard template for your snowflake. No need to make it an exact copy of mine. Have a good look at my template. Fold the cardboard in half to draw the snowflake. The only essential part is that outer edge. Do you see the four blunt ends? Those will be placed on the fold lines of the tubes of paper I will show you how to fold. So draw something similar and be mindful of keeping those ends so that they will end on the fold lines of either side.
Cut a long strip of paper. You are going to fold it into three...
Two biggest sections will be as thick as the template with a flap on the side to glue the paper into a tube.
So when you place the template you can see the fold lines I told you about when we design the template.
Paint glue right down the flap section...
And smooth it to secure it into a tube.
Make sure the tube is open all the way through. Your paper strip should look something like this.
Place the template on the paper tube to measure...
... from tip to flat end makes one section.
You will need about twelve tube sections.
Next we use the template to cut the paper shapes. Make sure you place the template so that the flat edges are over the folds.
... so that you still have your tube shape.
Cut out all twelve paper sections.
Place a line of glue down the middle....
Glue the stack of snowflake paper tubes one on top of the other...
Once the glue is completely dry place a bit of glue or double sided tape in the end section and open.
Paint the open snow flake with wood glue every here and there.
Book readers if you want to try something similar but this time using bleached mulberry bark turn to page 344 of my book for a Tutorial. For more information about my book:
The Effortless Floral Craftsman
Tear rough and random sized pieces of silver leaf and gently drop it down to settle on the glue. I wanted it to look like a glimmer and not a cover.
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Set the snowflakes aside for the glue to dry.
Brush the extra bits of silver leaf away.
Slip the snowflakes over the dowel sticks to stand upright on the yule log.
You can find the Tutorial for the yule log linked below.
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