Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Disk Twig Armature
Cover a disk shaped bowl with wrap to protect it
Place the first twig on the bowl but do not glue it.
Start gluing twigs to twigs. Be careful not to let glue spill over to prevent it from sticking to the glass bowl
As you build up the disk, try to let each twig connect at three places with another twig o create a stable armature
Keep adding twigs
Follow the curves of the glass container
Add twigs to the side of the container
Again making sure almost every twig connects at three places
Add thicker twigs to create the rim
Add smaller twigs to strenghen the connection points
Continue to add twigs to cover the entire shape
Before removing the twig armature from the container wiggle the twigs to make sure it is secure. Add more twigs to connect any weak connections.
Lift away the armature
Glue in a few wild twigs to break the neat bowl shape and make it look more natural
Blow away the glue strands. See the detailed Tutorial below
Glue in dried roots
Add some lichen and green orchid stems
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