Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Radiating rainbow vine armature
Cut a wreath into sections.
Arrange the three sections on the edge of your working surface, one slightly longer than the next.
Tape the sections to your working surface to make it easier to position and later cut.
Let nature set the curve, just position them slightly apart.
Glue in connecting pieces.
Make sure each connecting piece connects at at least three other places so that it is secure.
Use the edge of your working surface as a cutting line to trim the twigs to size.
Remove the tape.
Lift the armature from the working surface. Wiggle the armature to make sure it is secure and add twigs if needed.
Weave the orchid stem through the armature from one side.
Weave another orchid stem through the armature from other side so that the stems cross in a small water container at the base.
Glue in seedpods...
... And delicate tendrils to radiate out from the armature...
... to add delicate height to the design. The vines frame the orchids without overpowering them.
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
Glue the twigs in a container to easily follow the round shape
Glue Popsicle sticks to create a double layered, upright armature
This design can easily scale up or down by using larger or smaller pieces of wood to create a larger wall panel or make a few of these panels to stack as tiles to create a more...
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