|front of finished vase|
I had the opportunity to go on a Paverpol workshop last night with my daughter which was organised by the Make-Horsham Craft Project, and oh WOW what can I say - I had a fabulous evening. I am hooked!
Basically paverpol is a pva based liquid, which when set hard is frost proof. You dip various natural materials (anything except plastic) into the liquid and then apply to whatever shape you have chosen. I decided rather than using an old vase I would upcycle on old coffee jar:
|the starting point - and old coffee jar|
The materials used for my vase, were t-shirt material, cotton dishcloth, knitted cotton scrim, rickrack, some bits of pattern silk material, and an embroidery lily flower cut from another pieces of silk, and a few glass nuggets.
|How it looked when we had finished the workshop|
This morning when it had turned black was completely dry on the outside I used some gilding wax, in silver and two shades of gold on my fingers and highlighted the materials. It will be rock hard in a couple of weeks, and will be frost proof. I shall also varnish it eventually. (In the meantime if I decide a don't like the colour, I could overpaint it with acrylic paint.
The next three pictures are different views of the vase:
|one of the sides|
|the other side|
and here are another couple of examples prior to finishing (as you can see it looked a lot greyer before it dried) :
|my daughter's vase - also from a coffee jar|
|a vase from the lady sitting next to my daughter|
(in the background you can see some of the examples done by our tutor)