Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Shaping Thanks with wire that has a bit of give
Write your message on a flat working surface with a marker. Use cursive (script, longhand or joined-up writing) to make it easier to bend the wire to shape.
Bend thick wire to follow the script
Join any letters that are not attached with epoxy glue
Let the glue set
Wire "thanks" ready to design with
Soak vines in warm water and carefully manipulate the stems top twlrl around the letters
For more information on how to manipulate stems see the Tutorial below
Carefully open a few vine tendrils and curl it around the letters
Glue in acorns, wire tendrils and autumn leaves.
For more details on how to make wire tendrils see the Tutorial below.
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