I just finished installing a new garden sculpture that I made. It finally stopped raining long enough for me to get outside to do some spray painting. So i started with this
Main support and a hot glue gun
and some free styrofoam
And an old school electric knife
I hot glued all the Styrofoam together and started cutting an abstract pattern out of the styrofoam. After I was finished that I covered about 80% of it with a layer of gel medium. Gel medium is a paint additive that you add to your acrylic paints to give it more body. I was really glad that I took this extra step because once I started spray painting it the spray paint ate into the styrofoam!!
Here is a hipstamatic photo of when it was just white
So here it is installed. The 1 X 2 is about 3 feet into the ground but it is a untreated wood so it will not last more than a couple of years. I’m not too worried about it. I can always make another!
This is from the back looking into the yard.
This is looking into the back of the yard…I might add another colour too it to make it stand out a little more. It does blend in a bit with the colour of the fence.
So the white spots are where the spray paint is eating into the sculpture. But I like that I look at it and do say “Oh, yeah, styrofoam…”
And some final fun pics
I am happy with the outcome and if it gets destroyed in the first big wind storm I will be sad but it was mostly for the experience of doing anyway!