Here, our expert Paul Carney shows us how to create a Wire Flower.
Draw the design onto a large sheet of paper or light card,the larger it is the easier it will be to make.
Bend soft modelling wire to make the central circular shape, this forms the strong structure from which the petals will hang. Use masking tape to hold the wire in place if it moves around.
Attach support pieces across the circle to strengthen it then fix another piece of wire to the circle shape and begin bending the wire shaping the petals fixing each petal to the circle securely.
Use coloured wire to decorate, stamens can be made by tightly wrapping wire around on itself, then attached to the centre.
Use tissue paper and PVA glue to create petals.
Our expert Paul Carney is an experienced art teacher and practitioner with over twenty years’ experience as an advanced skills art teacher, secondary ex-head of subject, primary art teacher and is currently art consultant. He works across the UK in schools for bespoke training and as a course provider for training companies.
See Paul’s website www.paulcarneyarts.com for advice, resources and lesson plans for teaching art at all ages.