Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Sprouting willow armature
Use your finger to cushion the fresh willow stem as you bend it at an angle
This makes it easier to manipulate the fresh twig. For a more detailed Tutorial on how to manipulate stems see the link below
Wedge the stem in a low container. Make sure the willow kick against the sides but take care not to put too much pressure on it so that it shatters the class container.
Bend another twig and place it over the first.
Fill the container with water and stand the graceful tulip stems in the armature
Add a few more willow stems for visual interest
And place a few pebbles in the shallow container to visually balance the design
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...
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems