Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Cut eight twigs with interesting curves in them.
Pick the petals from a chrysanthemum.
Match the twigs into pairs and glue them to the chrysanthemum (sepal and receptacle).
Add a tiny forked twig as fangs.
Set the spider-mum into the design. You can let the chrysanthemum wither up adding more character or (as I did in this design) add a tiny test tube to keep the disk floret hydrated
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I make tiny test tubes from drinking straws.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Gently pull the petals ( Ray floret) from the seeded part of the sunflower
I love using bits of flowers to add interest and texture
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...
My Halloween design... with some scary stuff hidden if you can read between the leaves!
An easy going design of ripped grass and calla lilies. But look a bit closer. See if you can find Mr. Stalk relaxing somewhere between the blades of grass.