Friday, October 30, 2015

Tree tribulations


Not a lot to report this week, although I have made a few trees from thistle heads to while away the time as I wait for my Pendraken ECW order to arrive. One experiment involved dipping the things in household latex paint, draining off the excess then rolling them in home-made flock created from dried tealeaves. It was not a success. The paint took too long to dry and didn't cover the outer part of the thistle head where I wanted the flock to stick.

The next attempt involved spraying the heads with adhesive and rolling them in dried chamomile tealeaves (there's a theme developing here...) allowing them to dry before giving them a blast with green spray paint. Success! - Except now I've run out of paint and my camera batteries have died, so I can't even take photos of the results...


2 comments:

Pat G said...

Good idea I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Take a look at http://irregularwarbandfast.blogspot.ca/2015/08/new-terrain-for-space-1889.html

for another idea on how to use seed pods.

A J said...

Thanks for that! Neat idea.

 

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