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Garden Dwarf Rescue Operation

I pimped this little guy a few years ago with WoodUbend and Posh Chalk . Unfortunately, he broke his leg when we moved from Frankfurt to Marburg. Anyone who knows me knows that it is hard for me to part with something and such a small defect is no reason for me to dispose it. That’s why I’m going to show you today how you can easily conjure up a new stand.

The full description can be found below the video and a list of the products used at the end of this article.

First I tried to put the shards back together with glue. But since puzzles are not one of my greatest skills, as you can see, I had to come up with plan B. It came in the form of plaster, a plastic bag and painter’s tape and the idea of giving him his own meadow.

First, Copper was placed in the plastic bag.

This was then filled up to the upper edge of the provisionally patched leg with the mixed plaster.

With the help of the painter’s tape, I then brought the bag into shape a little from the outside.

I leave the structure created after hardening as it is. Otherwise, of course, you could still grind them into shape and/or smooth.

As a base color for the meadow I choose Midnight Green from the Silk All-in-One Mineralpaint series by Dixiebelle. The mineral paints contain both primer and sealant and are water-repellent.

The abstract flowers get stems with the shade Everglades, flowers in Prickly Pear and for the pistils in Yellowstone – also all from the Silk series.

To show the edges of the new plaster base, it gets a new copper layer around the top. At the same time, the surface, which has been somewhat patinated on the balcony over the years, is refreshed. As in the past, I use the Posh Chalk Copper Pigments mixed with the Posh Chalk Pigment Infusor.

The foot will also be sealed waterproof with Dixiebelle’s Gator Hide for outdoor use, because it will find its new home in the bed.

For the necessary portion of grungy, I emphasize the recesses with the Posh Chalk Patina in black. To do this, I spread the patina in the recesses with a brush and then wipe back the excess with a lint-free cloth (forgot to make a video of it)

Now Copper can move into his new home in the garden

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Then feel free to write me in the comments or write me a message.

For today, I would like to say thank you for reading and goodbye until the next blog post

Your Master of Disaster


Products used:

Dixie Belle White Lightning
Dixie Belle Silk All in One Mineralpaint:
Midnight Green
Prickly Pear
Posh Chalk Infuser
Posh Chalk Pigments Copper
Posh Chalk Patina Black
Brush Dixie Belle French Tip
Pinsel Posh Chalk Moulding Brush
Belles & Whistles Artist Brushes
Titebond Superglue

Not all of my favorite products I carry myself in the shop. Nevertheless, I do not want to withhold them from you and am happy about every cent in my coffee till, so that I can continue to compile informative contributions for you.

The links marked with an asterisk (*) are so-called affiliate links. If you click on such an affiliate link and buy via this link, I get a commission from the online shop or provider in question. But your price does not change!




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