Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Glue a Sisal Fiber Bubble
Pour some wood glue into a bowl filled with sisal
Thin the glue with some warm water.
Mix the water, glue and sisal.
Place an inflated balloon knot side down on a vase to make it stable to work on
Spread the sisal in a thin layer over the balloon.
When completely covered set aside to dry.
Slowly deflate the balloon. See the Tutorial below for detailed pictures on how to deflate a balloon that is covered in delicate fibers
Carefully loosen any stuck sisal fibers.
Remove the balloon.
The bubble is now ready to design with. Do not soak it in water as this will thin dissolve the glue
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
Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in
A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...
Looking at how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design problems.