Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Musical staff line armature
Drill five holes in three twigs
Thin a small amount of water based paint with warm water
Roll thin cane into a small wreath
Soak the cane in the thinned paint water.
You can also use fruit, vegetables or spices to dye the cane. See Tutorial below
Thread the wet cane through the holes in the twig
Keep the spacing equal
Thread in the second twig
Thread in the third twig
Space out the twigs. The middle twig should be in the middle of the cane.
Gather the cane at one end
Twist the wet cane together
Place a tiny bit of wood glue on the twisted cane and secure with a butterfly hair clip
See the tutorial below for more detail on how I alter small hair clips to make tiny claws to keep things together while glue dries
While the cane is still wet make a sharp bend to create an angle
For a more detailed Tutorial on how to bend twigs see below.
Do the same with the other side. Set aside the cane armature to dry
Cut the cane ends neatly
Place the cane ends into small vases...
... and on a display surface
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.