Thursday, 18 March 2010

Paverpol Garden statues meet Emmie

Last year i made some statues made with paverpol ( A textile hardener ) these can be put in the Garden as the paverpol makes them frost & weather proof.

You start by making a wire armature (I used Garden wire) cover that with tin foil to bulk it up then wrap masking or florist tape around it.Then you cut fabric in to strips (i used an old black cotton T-shirt) dip the strips in the paverpol and wrap the strips of cloth around the armature to make the body, then you basically drape and layer the material on top to make the clothes.

They look great amongst the plants in the garden

This is Emmie i went for a bronze look by adding bronze and gold paint to her


Julie Allain said...

That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool!!! I love it can't wait to see it IRL Fantastic Crissi !!!

Fiona Whitehead said...

My goodness Crissi - she is fabulous - I think you've found your calling - I'd love to buy one for one of my pots - x

Sian said...

She is gorgeous Crissi, what a talent you have!

Horners Corner said...

that is totally awesome!! i must investigate this stuff

Express said...

Wow, I am going to have to try this also!! I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time!! Just wasn't sure about the technique!