My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Washi Wasp Nest

Washi: Wa means Japanese and shi means paper. Rakusui Washi is made by dripping water on the paper while it's being made. These sheets were made by hand in South of Japan on Shikoku Island

Make three washi Papier Maché bowls

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

Glue test tubes around the edge of the bowl

Set the slightly smaller bowl inside the large 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

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

Add bits of dried Spanish moss to create texture

The Washi Wasp Nest is now ready to design with

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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