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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Moss Colombina inspired mask

Cover a mask shape with cling wrap

Cover a plastic mask shape with cling wrap

Mix a few drops of paint into wood glue

Mix a few drops of paint into wood glue

Dip newsprint paper in the glue.

Dip newsprint paper in the glue to create a Papier Mache base for the mask

See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make and use Papier Mache

Smooth the paper to the plastic shape

Smooth the paper to the plastic shape

Follow the contours of the mask

Follow the contours of the mask

Smooth the bits of paper down

Paint the paper mask moss green

Paint the paper mask moss green

Pull the moss apart and glue it to the paper mask

Pull the moss apart and glue it to the paper mask

Build up the facial features from torn bits of moss

Build up the facial features from torn bits of moss

Make sure the moss is secure to support the rest of the plant material.

Make sure the moss is secure to support the rest of the plant material.

Glue in grape vine tendrils

Glue in grape vine tendrils...

Succulents

... Succulents...

Ceropegia woodii and Cyclamen

Ceropegia woodii and Cyclamen

Peel the mask from the plastic shape

Peel the mask from the plastic shape

Remove the cling film.

Remove the cling film.

Trim the paper

Trim the paper

Set the mask aside so that the glue and paint dries completely

Set the mask aside so that the glue and paint dries completely

Glue in the ribbons to secure

Glue in the ribbons to secure

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Tutorials

2 June 2011 Papier Mache

I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...

31 July 2012 Cherry stem Masquerade Masque

Glue cherry stems to create a mask

5 March 2014 Harvesting succulents

Severing the rosette to design with

22 May 2012 Harvesting cyclamen flowers and foliage

Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.

14 January 2013 Bark and paper covered Styrofoam stand for ice cream cones

Press a wooden skewer into the Styrofoam to help the cones stand upright when displayed

7 April 2012 Just Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in

Favourite Flowers

Cyclamen

Cyclamen, English sowbread

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

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