Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Bending blades of grass to shadow over a design
See the Tutorials below for more detailed instructions on how to manipulate twigs and grass
Cut a few fresh blades of grass
Bend the grass at a sharp angle without breaking it
You are going to cushion the blade of grass with the pad of your finger
Bring your finger to your nail to pinch the blade of grass
If you find that you press too hard use your weaker ring finder as a pad so that the blade of grass is not cut nor broken
A neat bend in the grass
Bend the other end in the same way
And insert both ends to shadow over the design
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
An grass armature that looks scattered but is actually very secure
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...