Garden figure "Sovenok"

Garden figures

Garden figures- a luxury that not everyone can afford. You must agree that in the summer season there is so much that you need to give three to five thousand, albeit for a beautiful, but not functional thing, somehow pitiful. Meanwhile, while there are long winter evenings outside the window, you can spend them on making garden sculptures with your own hands. For a start, we would suggest doing something not too bulky, for example, a owl figure.
For the sculpture, we need a comfortable workplace, and a place to mix the mixture, building plaster (about 6 cups), water, wooden skewers or thick wire, a form (5 liter bucket), a plastic bag, self-hardening polymeric clay packaging or another (500 g ), gouache, two eyes (we have a pair of glass marbles), two artistic brushes (No. 5 and No. 1), matte lacquer, modeling stacks (we have the usual manicure pusher), black and yellow nail polish for the design of the eyes.
The stub is a stump.
Let's start with the gypsum kneading, for this we will prepare a 5 liter bucket, spread the package into it, aligning it with the walls so that it fits snugly.Separately, knead the plaster (about 4 glasses), so that it is like cottage cheese with sour cream, but homogeneous.
knead plaster

Quickly transfer it to the bucket, it fills one third of the bucket. Quickly laundered form. In the middle we insert the skewers, a figure will be mounted on them, that is, half of the skewers is buried in a cast, the second sticks out to the outside. Use your hands to level the surface of the gypsum, let it freeze for two hours.
level the surface of gypsum

The basis of the figures.
Carefully pull the pedestal out of the bucket, release it from the cellophane.
take out the pedestal from the bucket

Again, we mix the gypsum in the same consistency, and put it on the skewers with our hands, envelop them, form the contours of the figure of the sitting owl. We wash the form, and leave the pedestal with the figure to harden for a day.
Again knead plaster

harden for a day

Modeling of the figurine is a suven.
We take polymer clay and tools.
Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Tearing off the whole piece of small pieces (the remaining plastic immediately wrapped in cellophane, so that the remains do not harden ahead of time), we begin to sculpt the head, shoulders, by piece, applying clay to the gypsum base.
Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Pusher draws feathers, insert eyes (marble), sculpt eyebrows (if you want, we subsequently abandoned them, so the owlet looks prettier).
Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Drawing our eyes yellow

We sculpt the back, the foundation of the wings.
Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Draw the eyes with yellow and black nail polish (it is transparent and retains the shine of the glass).
Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Now we begin to sculpt the tail. To make it look more natural, we sculpt it with tiers, starting from the bottom one, we draw each one with a bullet, we sculpt the one with the top and so on.
Sculpt back

Sculpt back

Sculpt back

Now we form the wings, draw the feathers on the back.
Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

We refine the shape of the head, remove all unnecessary, bring the work to readiness.
Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

From the remnants of plastic you can make a ladybird, which we did by sticking it to a stump.
Modeling the figurine of a suvenir

We dry the product and paint it in gouache, drawing on pictures from the Internet.
We dry our sculpture for several days and cover it with a matt varnish.
Let the owl wait for spring and take his place at your summer cottage!
Garden figure owlet

Garden figure owlet with his own hands

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