Sunday, 19 May 2013

a beautiful piggy pink

my friend jo fonzarelli of hanover, wanted to know how we made our fellas (and percy the pig). here are my tips for making and decorating junk sculptures...

  • fix items together into desired creature using glue gun / staples / masking tape / super glue (i find that PVA doesn't work for this)
  • dilute some PVA glue with a little water. using a paintbrush apply the diluted glue to the sculpture and then cover in thin paper (or paper kitchen towels). brush diluted glue over the top of the paper. allow to dry completely. the paper layer makes the sculpture sturdier and gives a good surface for painting.
  • when decorating the sculpture add a little PVA glue to the paint, it makes it adhere to the surface better and dry quicker.

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