My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Sharp Edged Arc Armature

Draw a line about a ruler width right through the middle of the cardboard circle

Cut out a large circle cardboard. Draw a line about a ruler width right through the middle of the cardboard

The half-moon shapes will be the outline shapes of the arch.

The half-moon shapes will be the outline shapes of the arch.

Draw a smaller circle in the middle of the big circle

Draw a smaller circle in the middle of the big circle. Cut out the arch shapes and the strip that runs through the middle

Connect the two arches with long strips of cardboard.

Connect the two arches with long strips of cardboard. Glue the strips all the way around.

Cover the arch shape with chips of bark

Cover the arch shape with chips of bark

Follow the arch but do not soften the edges by covering it with bark.

Follow the arch but do not soften the edges by covering it with bark.

Cover the inside surface with bark

Cover the outer and inside surface with bark

Leave just the innermost space uncovered

Leave just the bottom base and innermost space uncovered.

Spread glue on the top flat surface

Spread glue on the top flat surface...

Glue on some dried moss or orchid growth medium

and glue on some dried moss or orchid growth medium

Cut a slit in the bottom cardboard with a sharp knife

Cut a slit in the bottom cardboard with a sharp knife

Cut another slit to make a cross

Cut another slit to make a cross

Sink a test tube through the cross slits

Sink a test tube through the cross slits to lie flush with the cardboard surface

Cut another cross and press in the next test tube

Cut another cross and press in the next test tube

Fill the test tubes with water before adding the fresh plant material

Fill the test tubes with water before adding the fresh plant material

A bark chip veneer is a great way to create a precise shape that looks natural but can't be found in nature

Top up the water with a syringe tube as needed

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Tutorials

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

Related Designs

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14 January 2013 It is High Time for Tea. Floral Craft and Art demonstration at the The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting

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