Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Washi Wasp Nest
Washi: Wa means Japanese and shi means paper. Rakusui Washi is made by dripping water on the paper while it's being made. These sheets were made by hand in South of Japan on Shikoku Island
For the wasp nest you will need three washi Papier Maché bowls, one slightly smaller than the next. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make the bowls by using a balloon as a basic shape
I like to slowly release the air from the balloon rather than pop it. A violent pop might rip the delicate paper. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I do this
Glue test tubes around the edge of the bowl
Set the slightly smaller bowl inside the large bowl, glue in test tubes and set the smallest bowl inside these two and add the water tubes
Pierce the twig tangle through the paper to suspend the wasp nest. For mote detailed instructions on how to make the twig tangle the design was displayed on see the Tutorial below
Add bits of dried Spanish moss to create texture
The Washi Wasp Nest is now ready to design with
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I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...
Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in
This was the second design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration