How to make artifacts from mounting foam yourself
Mounting foam - a practical and convenient thing. It is very easy to use and handle. In addition, the foam does not cost so much money. And most importantly - it is often found in everyday life in the form of surpluses or remnants. And if after the construction has been completed, mounting foam, crafts for the garden will be available and simple. The main thing is that there should be imagination and some skill in working with a knife.
To make artifacts from the mounting foam yourself, we will need:
- Foam. Depending on the size of the figure, up to ten cylinders may be needed.
- The basis. The subject to which foam will be added (suitable in form).
- Knife. It is best to take a sharp and thin, it is preferable to use a scalpel.
- Paint, varnish.
To begin with, it is necessary to clearly imaginesize and shape of the figure, which will represent the future crafts from the mounting foam themselves. It is necessary to proceed only from one's own desires, other factors have little effect on the result. After that, the basis is selected. You can use any sufficiently solid objects - bottles, pipes, cardboard, wood and so on. If the figure is standing on the street, it is better to make the frame relatively heavy, so that the creation is not blown away by the wind and it does not fall. It is also worthwhile to prepare a workplace where the craftsmen will create crafts from the mounting foam with their own hands - floor the floor in a garage or workshop, stock up with a solvent (to wash their hands after finishing work) and gloves.
Assembled and prepared frame beginto cover with foam. You need to do this layer by layer, giving everyone ten to fifteen minutes to dry. Attention! Prior to the coating of the paint foam is very susceptible to direct sunlight, which can adversely affect its properties, so it is better to use it in a room with closed windows. After applying, you can adjust the shape with a knife. Some parts of the frame are attached to it separately after applying several layers of foam. It is also possible to create whole individual parts, cover them and attach them to the main figure with the same material as glue. Only because of the drying of the crafts from the mounting foam their own hands are done long enough.
After creating a complete form, you can proceedto registration. The main option - coating with several layers of paint. First two, then, after several hours of drying, when the yellowness of the foam appears, one more. For firmness and preservation of color it is possible to cover a transparent varnish. The best way is a ship's varnish, it does not turn yellow. Another technique is to cover with toilet paper and paint it. It's simpler and does not require a lot of paint.
Crafts from mounting foam, photos of which are not difficultfind on the Internet or relevant magazines, easy to manufacture and beautiful. Any fantasy can come to life by turning into incredible and bizarre forms. Among other things, they are also incredibly functional - the craftsmen can do anything with foam, from lanterns to fountains. Foam is easily capable of anyone to reveal his abilities. The main thing in this business is to clearly imagine what should happen in the end and with each step to approach the result.