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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Loosely woven grass on Driftwood

Glue a blade of grass to a piece of driftwood

Glue a blade of grass to a piece of driftwood

Extend the blade down the wood and glue the other end

Extend the blade down the wood and glue the other end

Glue another blade of grass to the top of the driftwood

Glue another blade of grass to the top of the driftwood

Extend it down to the other side

Extend it down to the other side

Add another blade of grass below the first one

Add another blade of grass below the first one

Extend it down to the inside of the first blade.

Extend it down to the inside of the first blade.

Do the same on the other side

Do the same on the other side

Extend the blade down to glue on the inside of the second blade of grass

Extend the blade down to glue on the inside of the second blade of grass

Continue to add blades 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

Loosely weave in a few of grass

For more detailed information about weaving with foliage see the Tutorial below

Use the harder stem part of the grass to guide the blade

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

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

Driftwood and grass armature ready to design with

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Tutorials

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

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...

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

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.

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