Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Skewered Eucalyptus leaf line-up armature
- 10 May 2017
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Press two lengths of wire into a block of styrofoam
Skewer Eucalyptus leaves through both of the wires
Continue to skewer leaves
Create a stack of skewered leaves. The amount will depend on how long the container is
Gently remove the leaves from the Styrofoam
Place the stack of leaves on a glass container and bend the wire to secure the leaves
This keeps the Eucalyptus leaves frojm slipping from the wire
Move the first leaf to the opposite end and bend the wires to secure the leaves on that side
Letting the wire rest above the container.
Move the leaves down the wire
Position the leaves using a tweezer
Place a small drop of floral glue on the wire ends and glue a leave to hide the wire
Set the armature aside for the leaves to dry
Once dry it will keep it's shape even with flowers resting on the leaves
Snip the Eucomis flowers from the stem and make sure the stems are just longer than the thickness of the Eucalyptus leaves, this way the stems are in water but not the dried leaves
Fill the container with water
To just below the leaf line
I placed tomato stems on the leaves and bend blades of grass to shadow the design
See the Tutorials below for more details on how to add crystal beads to delicate designs and how to bend the grass
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