Garden pot in the form of a stump

To make a garden planter in the form of a stump, we will prepare cement, sand, building plaster (alabaster), building mesh, an empty plastic container, alkyd enamel of different colors, a primer, a brush, a sponge and a container for mortar.
prepare the cement
Before you begin, remember that working with gypsum cement mortar and alkyd paints is necessary in rubber gloves in a well-ventilated area or on the street. It is desirable to cover the work surface with paper or polyethylene. We take a plastic container and fill it with sand and wrap it with wire. This is done so that in the process of operation the container is not deformed under the weight of the solution. If you use a container made of hard plastic, wood or metal, you can omit this item.
 wrap the wire
Prepare the solution. To do this, take in equal parts cement and sifted sand. Mix them in a separate container. After stirring the mixture, add parts of pure water.After thorough mixing, a thick homogeneous solution should be obtained. In a separate small container we set aside a silent cement mortar and add building plaster to it. Since the alabaster hardens quickly, we immediately apply the solution to a moistened pot. After the solution hardens, we wrap the workpiece with a building mesh and apply a second layer of asbestos cement. Wet the workpiece with a wet palm, thereby aligning the surface.
 we will apply a solution
At the next stage we will create decorative elements. For this we will use the same solution with the addition of a larger amount of gypsum. Eyebrows Take a small amount of gypsum cement and form a sausage with wet hands. Divide it into two parts and attach it to a wet workpiece.
 attach to the moistened workpiece
During the application of the relief elements, it is not necessary to use adhesives - enough to moisten the main surface and the pasted part. Eyes.Take a bit of mass, divide it into two parts and roll the balls. Attach them to the desired shape.
 overlaying relief elements
Make the eyelids of sausages and draw with a stack or knife.
 overlaying embossed elements
In order to hide the joints between the parts, smooth them down with a wet hand. If the solution is dry by then, then you can take a little cement, dilute it with water and apply it with a brush to the joints or fill the cracks. Nose. This item must be done by building. First, the base of the nose is formed (the widest part), then the remaining elements are increased - the tip of the nose and nostrils. We make the stump of the two sausages. To form the bark, we put some asbestos cement in the palm (the solution should be thick, not spreading over the surface) and throw it on the pots in the direction from top to bottom. Use your fingers to make frequent indentations.
 overlaying embossed elements
Make mushrooms on the side. To do this, we will form sausages and attach them to pots.These will be the legs of mushrooms. Hats will be made of balls flattened between the palms.
 until the solution hardens completely
Leave the pots until the solution hardens completely. Before painting with a stiff bristle brush or brush, remove the dust and particles of the solution from the workpiece. After priming the surface. For this, you can use acrylic primer or alkyd enamel diluted in white spirit. We will cover the pots with a thin layer of ivory alkyd enamel.
 After priming the surface
To do this, add a little yellow color to the white paint and mix well. After the paint dries, we apply a little orange paint on the dry sponge and cover the surface with blotting movements.
 cover the surface with paint
After, also with a sponge, paint the pots with brown paint. Use a thin brush to draw the eyes, shade the nose, eyebrows and mouth.
 paint the pots with brown paint
Beige paint to cut the legs of mushrooms, red - their caps.Then we put white dots on the caps and draw green grass.
 paint the pots with paint
At the end, apply yellow paint with a sponge. If acrylic paint is used instead of alkyd, in this case it is recommended to cover the pots with several layers of varnish. Before planting in the pots of the plant, make holes in the bottom of the plastic container, then lay drainage (pebbles or crushed stone), sand, and then - soil mixture. Garden pot in the form of a fairy stump is ready.
 garden planter in the form of a stump
Posted by Elena Tregub.

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