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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

I found it this way: Wasp nest design

Wasp nest floral art design

Wasps build paper nests made from wood

Papier Masche wasp nest

The wasp finds suitable support for the nest...

Dendrobium orchids in a papier mache nest

... and slowly builds it up

Washi paper nest

Over the winter months the nest naturally degrades

Dendrobium orchids in a papier mache Washi nest

Only to be rebuild in spring

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Tutorials

28 September 2016 Washi Wasp Nest

Washi Papier Maché armature

21 September 2016 "I found it this way" demonstration Floral art Structures: Twig Tangles

For my "I found it this way" Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club, I began all four of my designs with basic armatures made of Twig Tangles and we...

2 June 2011 Papier Mache

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...

7 April 2012 Just Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in

16 August 2011 Cut spiked flower stems and foliage into short sections

Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

7 April 2012 A Neighbor friendly way to deflate a balloon

Apart from avoiding the noise popping a balloon makes this is also a less violent way to deflate a balloon when you make Papier Mache items

Related Designs

21 September 2016 I found it this way: Spiderweb design

This was the first design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration