Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Spinning a Hot Glue Spider Web or silk for a Floral Cocoon
To create a spider web or cocoon you will need a hot glue gun and two small blocks of Styrofoam
Press out a good amount of glue onto two pieces of Styrofoam
Press the two pieces together and slowly pull apart to create long glue strands.
Wrap the glue strands over your design for a natural looking web.
Raindrops on the spider web:
To create the raindrops: spray the glue web with water
Hot glue silk on the cherry twig cocoon
Removing hot glue silk from a design:
Blow the web that the glue gun creates away with a hairdryer set on warm.
Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, acknowledges three simple truths:nothing lasts, nothing is done, and nothing is perfect.
Weaving hot glue spider webs
This was a Flower Fantasy Competition Design staged by the Helderberg Flower Club, Western Cape Association of Flower Arrangers
This was the third design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration