The summer house is not only a place for growing vegetables and fruits, but also a site where you can create an interesting and cozy landscape design. How to do it? The easiest option is to make original garden sculptures. They can be of various shapes and colors, but you can create each of them with your own hands.
Before you start making a plaster ladybug, you should take into account that its size should be large - about the basin. The solution for creating the product will be required, again, with a volume of a basin. You can fill a ladybug in a container or directly on well-compacted soil. The work is carried out in several stages:
- On the ground, the shape of an insect is outlined.
- A recess is strictly excavated in form: first with a shovel, then with a small scoop.
- Cellophane is laid inside the mold.
- A solution is made from water and gypsum and poured into a mold.
- The top is covered with plastic wrap and a basin.
- Waiting for several hours.
- After the ladybug has hardened, it should be removed from the cellophane.
- The surface of the garden sculpture is leveled with a mortar.
- Anew wait for the time until the product dries. Then its surface is peeled, and staining can begin.
- Staining is carried out with acrylic or oil paint. Gouache can also be used, but then the product will have to be varnished.
That's all, it remains only to put the finished sculpture in any place of the garden you choose.
Ladybug made of stones
Another simple embodiment of a ladybug to decorate the garden is a large stone product. You can take a few stones and create a whole family of insects.
All you need is boulders of various sizes and black and red paint. The boulders are washed, dried, and then it remains only to paint them. The dots on the wings are drawn in black, the eyes, in red - the wings themselves. If you use white paint to create the eye of ladybirds, the sculptures will turn out to be more expressive.
Important! You can paint ladybugs not only with red, but with any other paint - because they are not real, but fantasy. However, it is worth choosing bright and juicy shades so that the sculptures are immediately evident.
When creating the composition, you can take one big boulder - it will be a mother, and put a few small children around it. You can take 2 large boulders and several small ones - then you get the whole family.
Garden sculptures are best placed near a tree or bush. Ladybugs look good on the lawn, among the grass. It’s not worth putting a sculpture near the flower beds; it will distract attention from the flowers to yourself.
DIY stone castle
To give the garden an atmosphere of solemnity, you can perform a sculpture in the form of a castle. This will require:
- a large number of stones;
- pipes - as many towers as you expect to build;
- 1.5 liter beer bottles;
- broken tile;
First you need to concrete the pipes. Then they are lined with cement mixed with stones. Castle windows are made of plastic bottle walls.
The final stage of work is the decoration of the roof with broken tiles. As an additional decoration for the sculpture, you can use a self-made arch or a fence.
Garden sculptures decorated with mosaics look original and modern. Making ladybugs in this style is easy.
To make a garden sculpture, you will need:
- hemisphere shape - half the ball will do;
- water repellent sealer;
- sand, cement;
- tile cutter;
- glue for a tile;
- ceramic tile;
First, cut the soccer ball into 2 equal halves. They are used as fill forms. A half-plastic bag should be put in half the ball, then pour the mixture, consisting of 3 parts of sand and 1 part of cement, diluted with water to the consistency of sour cream.
To make the workpiece smooth, it is recommended to trick the mold with cement poured into it into the ground. After the concrete has hardened, it is carefully removed and the polyethylene removed. The surface of an undecorated ladybug can be uneven due to cellophane. In this case, it will have to be leveled with a cement mixture mixed with glue and sand.
After the workpiece dries, the wings, points on them, the head and eyes should be marked on it with a pencil. Then, using a tile cutter, red and black tiles are cut into small parts. It remains only to glue the fragments on the glue and walk with grout at the seams. Eyes can be made of glass.
Ready-made ladybug must be washed, dried, treated with liquid sealer. After the garden sculpture can be put on the site.
Similar sculptures can be made in the form of umbrellas, turtles, mushrooms. Will have to act by analogy - using half the ball, concrete mix, ceramic tile.
Balls, coasters, concrete vases
Concrete is one of the most durable materials, perfect for creating garden sculptures. The process of producing decorations for the landscape is simple. Often, sculptures are made of concrete in the form of stands, large flower vases, huge balls.
The manufacturing process is as follows: a solution consisting of peat, water, cement, coarse sand is kneaded. Then it is thoroughly mixed and poured into a pre-prepared form. The form itself can be of any kind, ranging from a ball to a volumetric flower or something more original.
Important! So that the solution does not stick to the container, it should be treated with oil.
The concrete mixture is poured into the mold, time is waiting for the composition to dry. Then they take it out, level it with the remains of the concrete mixture, sand it, wait until the finished sculpture dries out. Next, the blank is painted.
Swans, frogs and other plaster sculptures
Beautiful and original sculptures can be obtained from ordinary plaster. In order to be stable and weather resistant, it is necessary to use metal frames.
The principle of creating products is simple. Plaster is applied to the assembled framework. Then wait time until it dries and you can begin to stain.
Gypsum must be bred so that its consistency resembles that of sour cream. The material will dry if the ambient temperature is above 15 degrees, about a day. All irregularities on the surface of the sculpture can be cleaned with the usual "sandpaper", and for durability, the product should be covered with furniture varnish from the inside.
Simple plant sculptures
At first glance, it seems that it is difficult to make a sculpture of a plant. The submitted statement is actually not far from the truth, if you engage in the formation of an adult plant, without possessing the necessary skills. If you have skills, it will not be difficult to complete a sculpture of any form.
What should beginners do in the field of sculpting? There is an easy way to bring an idea to life. Just collect the frame of the desired shape from a metal mesh, fill it with earth and plant grass seeds or similar plants in it. After a while, you will become the owner of a unique green sculpture.
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