Instead of weaving the platter build it up, layer by layer.
Place the biggest twigs in a large circle.
Keep building up the platter, twig by twig. I used white wood glue to secure the tiny twigs. Use more than needed- it dries clear and will not show.
Add smaller twigs to close the opening in the middle. Place a few thicker sticks as anchor points and then fill in the rest with twigs.
Glue moss to the twigs and drizzle some more glue over the twig platter to make sure it is secure. Let the glue dry completely before handling. Glue any sections that is not secure.
To emphasize the round shape I placed looped grass and freesias around the opening. The flowers flow from tight bud to slightly open to full bloom to a bit more closed to tight bud- all the way around.
Here are some of my designs where I used this tutorial:
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
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