Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Connect the dot grass Armature
Blow up the balloon and secure with a knot
Rest the balloon on a drinking gl;ass to make it easier to work with
Place three grass snippets on the balloon and secure the end pieces with a small dot of flower glue.
Glue in a few more grass snippets leaving gaps between the blades
Follow the curve of the balloon
Flip the balloon over to rest the grass side on the drinking glass
Cover the balloon leaving only a gap at the top. Simply popping the balloon is too violent and the snippets of grass might break as well. Place a length of tape on the balloon
See the Tutorial below for more information on how I slowly release the air from a balloon
Let the air out and remove the balloon
Fill a small glass vase with water and set the grass armature on the vase. Add the fresh flowers.
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
Cover a balloon with skeleton leaves to create a cocoon
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem