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ElaineC 15-06-2013 06:15 PM

More Topiary
 
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Just finished a few more topiary
trees for my Waterside Way.

The round ones are made from
polystyrene balls painted all over with
PVA glue and covered in scenic scatter.
Nothing new about that, but I gave these
a second coat of scatter (even though the
first coat looked fine), just to see if it
would make any difference. I think it has
created a better texture.

The twisty ones are made from foam covered
wire, twisted into shape and
coated with scatter as above. I don't know
what the foam covered wire is called -
I bought it in a sale at a floristry
place and the original wrapper was missing.

Excuse the photo, just finished these and
the tea leaf "compost" needs tidying up and the trees
are not standing completely straight.

Rosebud 15-06-2013 08:15 PM

Those are lovely Elaine. I am going to have a go but I haven't seen any polystyrene balls for sale. I suppose you get them from somewhere like hobbycraft?

JoMed 15-06-2013 09:46 PM

Very nice Elaine especially the spiral ones. Great idea to use that foam coated stuff. I think its for tying in climbers in real life as I've just bought some but I never thought to use it for minis.

joseph 15-06-2013 10:29 PM

Great Idea Elaine, hard to pick a favourite as they are all so good. Lovely....Well Done.

vickyo 16-06-2013 09:20 AM

Very nice, they look very real too...:)

ElaineC 16-06-2013 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rosebud (Post 304230)
Those are lovely Elaine. I am going to have a go but I haven't seen any polystyrene balls for sale. I suppose you get them from somewhere like hobbycraft?

Thank you, glad you like them.

The balls came from an ebay shop,
you can get all sizes, and the postage
wasn't bad as they are so light.

ElaineC 16-06-2013 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joseph (Post 304259)
Great Idea Elaine, hard to pick a favourite as they are all so good. Lovely....Well Done.

Thank you Joseph

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoMed (Post 304251)
Very nice Elaine especially the spiral ones. Great idea to use that foam coated stuff. I think its for tying in climbers in real life as I've just bought some but I never thought to use it for minis.

Thanks, I think you must be right about the stuff must being for tying in
climbers, I have seen rolls of similar stuff. Don't know why it was in a florists' wholesaler's.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vickyo (Post 304274)
Very nice, they look very real too...:)

Thank you.

At last - I found the secret of multi-quoting! :-D

Melanie 16-06-2013 12:01 PM

These are fab! My friend loves topiary so would love these!

Frenchy 16-06-2013 05:09 PM

These are lovely and very well made.
Margarite

Rebmicallef 16-06-2013 05:19 PM

Good job Elaine. They look fantastic.


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