Advice 1: How to make a garden sculpture

Almost every gardener dreams of a garden not only mended a rich harvest, but also was well-kept, beautiful and not like everyone else. To help make this dream a reality can garden sculpture. In order to make them not necessarily to invite the professionals of landscape design. Moreover, their services are extremely expensive. A little imagination, desire, and simple materials - and your garden will acquire their individuality.
How to make a garden sculpture
You will need
  • - wire of different thickness,
  • - concrete
  • - PVA glue,
  • cement,
  • - gypsum,
  • metal or polypropylene mesh,
  • - plant seeds,
  • - drill
  • - jig saw
  • a piece of canvas
  • - tin
Concrete garden sculpture
Prepare a concrete solution. To do this, five parts of cement it is necessary to take one part of gypsum. Add the solution, for greater strength, PVA glue, at the rate of 1 tablespoon of glue per kilogram of solution. Water is added gradually, in the process of mixing concrete. You need to ensure that the obtained mass is not too liquid. Otherwise it will unravel during the molding. Make a wire skeleton of the future sculpture, oblepicha it the resulting concrete mass and give the necessary form. A good dry. Dry the sculpture must in the shade, because the sun, the concrete can crack. Cover the sculpture of the water-repellent impregnation for concrete. Paint with acrylic paints or cover with varnish.
Living garden sculpture
Collect from a wire in the shape of any animal. Will fix the design by using wire or welding. Add to the soil nutrients and the straw. Straw is necessary to further the ground did not Wake up through the holes. Wrap the wire mesh design on the bottom, put back the soil and carefully flatten it. Plant grass seeds and flowers, according to the instructions. Carefully take care of her "pet". Do not water sculpture too strong jet of water because it can wash the soil.
Another kind garden sculptures - this composition, made of natural materials.
House out of the stump
Find in the woods an old tree stump, and cut off his overly long roots and Wapiti in the selected place, so that the roots slightly from the ground. Assemble a cone-shaped wire frame, fit an it with canvas and glue boards or strips of the bark is the roof of the future house. Fold the sheet from the tube, depicting the chimney. In the upper part of the stump at a slight angle, drill a hole and attach it the lower end of the pipe. Saw out the boards showing the door and the shutters and attach them to the stump. Fabulous house ready!
Garden sculptures from scrap materials
Especially original and interesting look garden sculptures and compositions made from scrap materials. Simply put - from different unnecessary stuff. In the presence of a creative approach, patience and free time to make a beautiful and stylish sculpture for your garden from old barrels, buckets, Bicycle tires, in a word, anything.

Advice 2: How to make a sculpture

Sculpture can be made of different materials. From the simple, such as playdough and clay, to highly complex, for example, the granite, the bronze, the iron tree. Its creation may take years or only an hour. It all depends on the task that you set for yourself.
How to make a sculpture
You will need
  • Clay sculpture, a piece of plywood sheet, aluminum wire, pliers, wooden stacks.
Consider the idea for her sculpture. In order to clearly visualize it can help light sketch on a sheet of paper in pencil.

Decide on the size of the sculpture, and material. For beginners will approach the clay. Unlike clay, the clay does not dry out and harden and can be done for a long time. Suitable height around 30 centimeters.

To cut a sheet of plywood 15 x 15 inches. It will be a pedestal for your sculpture.

Make a frame of thick aluminum wire. Fold the bottom ends of the frame and firmly fasten them to the plywood. The frame should repeat the movement of your future sculpture to fit her proportions.
How to make a sculpture
Will oblepicha frame plasticine. Sketch the main mass of your sculpture. Well obleplivaet frame, clay needs him hard to grab.

Process the form with pomocu sculpted wood stacks. Typing the main mass and after correcting the proportions, specify the details.

Find characteristic features.

Go around the sculpture around, look at the top and bottom. The sculpture should look great from all angles. In contrast to the figure sculpture is three-dimensional. Don't forget that. Always check the detail that you sculpt from all sides.

Look carefully at the sculpture. Parts must be balanced. It is the de needs to be filled up not forward not backward nor sideways. Follow pivot points of the sculpture.

Find the axis of symmetry. Check out, symmetric if your sculpture. Trust your eye, but don't forget to check measurements on the compass, or the stack.
How to make a sculpture
Find the compositional center of the sculpture. If you make the figure of a man, most likely it will face.

The compositional center of the work more thoroughly. Stick to the details. Also, but less detail to put the details throughout the sculpture. It can be the folds of clothing, buttons, belt, or coat of the animal.

View not smashed parts the basic shape of the figure. If somewhere you will find that too carried away with the details, overdone, generalize them slightly with your finger or the stack.

If the sculpture was a success, and she you really like, you can think about to perpetuate. Clay is not a reliable material. The easiest way to cast it in plaster or bronze. Well, the most beautiful and difficult to carve in marble.

Good luck and success in your work!
How to make a sculpture
Useful advice
Only use sculptural clay. It is the same color and will not distract from the form. Besides it's cheaper.
If the frame is not strong enough, it can be reinforced with thick metal wire at the center.
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