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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Washi Wasp Nest

For the wasp nest you will need three washi Papier Maché bowls, one slightly smaller than the next. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how to make the bowls by using a balloon as a basic shape

I like to slowly release the air from the balloon rather than pop it. A violent pop might rip the delicate paper. See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I do this

Glue test tubes around the edge of the bowl

Set the slightly smaller bowl inside the large bowl, glue in test tubes and set the smallest bowl inside these two and add the water tubes

Pierce the twig tangle through the paper to suspend the wasp nest. For mote detailed instructions on how to make the twig tangle the design was displayed on see the Tutorial below

Add bits of dried Spanish moss to create texture

The Washi Wasp Nest is now ready to design with

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Tutorials

21 September 2016 "I found it this way" demonstration Floral art Structures: Twig Tangles

For my "I found it this way" Floral Art demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging club, I began all four of my designs with basic armatures made of Twig Tangles and we...

2 June 2011 Papier Mache

I save all the thin tissue paper or un-printed newsprint papers that are wrapped around the flowers that are delivered to me to make batches of Papier Mache with. These sheets...

7 April 2012 Just Hatched Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Glue newsprint paper to balloons to make large egg shaped containers to design in

7 April 2012 A Neighbor friendly way to deflate a balloon

Apart from avoiding the noise popping a balloon makes this is also a less violent way to deflate a balloon when you make Papier Mache items

Related Designs

28 September 2016 I found it this way: Wasp nest design

This was the second design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration