I was just starting work on an idea I had for this weeks Tag Tuesday and I thought you might like to see it as I make it. I have no idea if it is going to work. I hope it does!! The theme this time is Rock Pool and I want to make a realistic 3D one...all on a tag of course.
I decided to make my rocks using a version of paper mache. I am making the pulp using torn up bits of kitchen roll and artists matte medium. So here we go for some gloopy fun.
I sketched out my rock pool formation and decided to leave the top of the tag to become sky. I think this will help give my pool some perspective. Then I ripped up kitchen roll and added a liberal amount of Artist Matte Medium. Then I smooshed it all together.
Then starting at the rock that is furthest away I formed my first rock by squishing and shaping a pile of the pulp into a rock shape.
Moving down both sides of my pool making more rocks (I don't want my water to escape when I fill it!)
Then to put my final rocks in place. This is how I created all the rocks but these front rocks are the thickest layer of pulp. I pile on the pulp roughly at first just to get the right depth of pulp.
If I don't post again tomorrow you will know the rocks are still setting - If it is sunny tomorrow I will put them out to bake in the sun!
I am off to see what my son and his pals are up to as they have asked to camp in the garden....and we said yes....what were we thinking?!
While I am blogging tonight I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone that is following me. I really appreciate you being there encouraging me. I have been blogging for coming up to 6 months ish and I have loved every minute of it. I have chatted with some very talented and kind bloggers and am making friends which is fab.
See you tomorrow ..... I hope!