Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Loosely woven grass on Driftwood
Glue a blade of grass to a piece of driftwood
Extend the blade down the wood and glue the other end
Glue another blade of grass to the top of the driftwood
Extend it down to the other side
Add another blade of grass below the first one
Extend it down to the inside of the first blade.
Do the same on the other side
Extend the blade down to glue on the inside of the second blade of grass
Continue to add blades of grass, move down the vertical branch to give you a few blades to weave through. The amount of blades depend on the size of the driftwood you are using
Loosely weave in a few of grass
For more detailed information about weaving with foliage see the Tutorial below
Use the harder stem part (usually lighter in colour)of the grass to guide the blade through the grass pieces
Let the blades of grass rest on the driftwood to dangle and fall loosely around the wood creating a soft and natural flow
Driftwood and grass armature ready to design with
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
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.