A veneer refers to a thin layer of flat sheets or chips or chopped up hard and dry material that is glued onto panels or shapes to give it an altered appearance, added strength, makes it light weight or adds an appearance of greater value.
My Floral Craft design: Bark Veneer Cardboard Floral Cake
For my bark veneer cardboard cake design I demonstrated how to layer cardboard and cover it with bark using wood glue, giving the stack the appearance of a log or chocolate cake.
The wood glue also seals the cardboard and adds strength to the design.
Reindeer moss, Hellebore flowers, Lichen covered twigs, Rosary vine and dried mushrooms decorate the cake
My Floral Art Design: Sharp Edged Arc Armature
I then showed how the same veneer technique can be used to create a sharp-edged arc armature for a floral art design.
Again I dressed the design with Reindeer moss, Hellebore flowers, Lichen covered twigs, Rosary vine and dried mushrooms.
Every flower nestles in its own tiny test tube so that it can stay fresh for as long as possible
Thin wire tendrils and whisper butterflies add sparkle to the design
Bark chip veneer is a great way to create precise shapes that looks natural but can't be found in nature.