Oh dear! What a mess....I have been very intrigued lately by the use of wire in creating vines and branches. As I am in the process of making flowers for Ira of Merry Jingle as part of the garden swap I thought I would have a go at the wire technique.
As you can see it has been a complete disaster.
In my mind I thought I would twist together strands of wire, then press air-drying onto the twisted wire and it would bond together making branches and vines perfectly. As can be seen this has not worked out quite how I imagined. I could not get the clay to mould or stick or show any impressions from the twisted wire
I did, however, manage to make some small trunks for topiary style trees by wrapping lengths of dowel in wire and air-drying clay. These I will paint and then decorate.
I also put together these plants from bits I had lying about as practice for adding foliage to clay. Again I will paint these and see how they look. Not a lot of success here today but......
I did mange to decorate various boxes for the toy shop. These will be for displaying and for show. I like the way they have turned out so now I will try and make some carrier bags too. As I complete a little bit at a time I am beginning to get a feel for this project, it's beginning to represent me more now, the bonding is progressing!!
I have also acquired my first witch, a very friendly, jolly lady who is staying in my witch house at the moment.
Isn't she gorgeous!? I was lucky enough to purchase her from Joy of Adora Bella. I love her plump, rosy cheeks.
Here she is in the study sweeping up after a less than successful afternoon with wire and paper clay!! Thanks Joy she fits in perfectly.