Well it was like this .... we had a family birthday party a couple of weeks ago, and there was this packaging from a frozen dessert heading for the bin .... well I couldn't resist could I? (Particularly as I had watched a demo using bits of polystyrene being upcycled a couple of days after I had thrown all my packaging out of the garage! duh - a crafter should know you never throw anything out!)
I didn't know where I was going with this when I started it. I used some Powertex Stone Art to begin, and then added bits of material, twine, Powertex balls and sand. Made some Powertex Clay and made daisies and leaves etc etc.
I sprayed it with loads of different Bister colours
|No it isn't a cabbage as somebody thought - that is the plastic I was working on to protect the table!|
|a view of the sides|
I still wasn't quite sure about the finished result - and wondered if I could put something in the middle. One granddaughter suggested a Troll House.
I decided to have a play - I had an empty paste jar in my stash! so I made a little house, and then starting with a cone of paper, which I gradually cut down to size I created the base of a Norwegian Gnome. The paper cone was covered with hessian and I made a little head and nose from Powertex clay, and put a hat one it. The beard was made from cotton wool.
|Troll house and Gnome partially completed|
|With finished house and gnome|
|another view (as you can see the original "square" has been turned on its side!|