This master class is not exactly step by step, it is more to replenish the piggy bank of ideas than a recipe creativity.
To work on a lamp-house “of what is at hand,” we will approach:
-Let the packaging of juice or milk
-Paint scotch or ordinary scotch
-what remained of repairs or specially purchased (in my case ready acrylic plaster)
-Paul tube of any diameter and material, the main thing that took place inside the cord. (in my case a plastic piece of small-diameter pipe – a fragment of the old exhibition cages for cats)
-gypsy bandage (the number depends on the size of the future building)
-Let plastic bottle (in my case green)
– food film
– stack (can be improvised from wooden skewers, for example) for the convenience of working with plaster and plaster bandage
-water to soak the bandage
-acrylic colors for the final finishing of the building
-lack (in my case, matt parquet ) in terms of manufacturing – they are individual, is largely dependent on your skill, the size of the house, and the degree of “fluid” a plaster base and bandage. At all stages of the construction of the house, you inevitably soak it with water. And after the new operation will have to wait for it to dry, for example, painting and finishing. While you’re working with plaster, bandage or plaster, you can proceed to new stages without waiting for complete drying. But the finish is possible only completely dry the product. My house is big and cox long.
Ideally – 1 day to assemble the entire structure (if the house is not great), and a half a day to dry, and 3-4 hours for painting. Recommendations to accelerate drying: finishing work at any stage prior to painting, leave your workpiece on a thick layer of paper towels or wipes. Gypsum is very hygroscopic. And because the water always tends to flow down, you will inevitably and, at times a long time (a few days) can be wet plaster base and the lower part of the walls. Napkins speed up the drying process. 1. Make a lamp base for this stage I do not have a visual image, so explain the essence of the words. From the usual clay completely any color makes a long sausage. Sausages flattened, closable in the ring and out of the circle forming the perimeter of the foundation of our future plaster casting. It is set firmly on any flat surface, I use an ordinary kitchen table, the laid cling film, for the convenience of the base separated from the surface of the countertop. Once we found our path pouring over level ground, breed alabaster in the cup and got solution pour mold. At this stage, I fixed the plastic tube, just dropping it into another liquid plaster and lining on a level, fixed until dry. Plaster hardens very quickly, but the handset is not yet to be firmly fixed on the basis of its further strengthening strips of plaster bandage, Then we wait when the ground is dry and you can build a house. Drying depends on the size, thickness, and on how much liquid you have dissolved gypsum. Building a house can be in principle, and without waiting for the complete drying, we can wait for a sufficient strength. When the blank has cooled (gypsum always heated during solidification), you can shoot a plasticine ledge and continue to work. The photo and the blank gripped plasticine standing on a ledge, which was filmed with her.
2. The walls and roof – are building a frame house
to the frame of the building, we need empty packages of juice or milk, paint, or ordinary adhesive tape to fasten the structure.
The packaging mark up the windows and doors, suitable for our taste roof and collect all the items on the tape, checking evenness level design.
The walls are attached to the base by means of strips of plaster bandage. Next outside our construction glue on the adhesive tape pieces of plastic bottles in the window openings and paste our whole design first layer of plaster bandage.
3. House decoration
My house in half-timbered style, so the next phase of the I form the characteristic form of half-timbered houses of folded strips of plaster bandage. Making the layout frame as thin strips of plaster bandage. At this point, I handed the cord, as I yield to the cord of the lamp side and after the finish, there was a risk that I will not be able to push it. Cord fix with tape and wrapped his masking tape to avoid staining.
When ready, our primary frame with the finish, you can do the roof. It is also of plaster bandage. plastic material can be simulated tile or cane to make a variety of ways. 4. Gardens bloom When our house is ready, we need to decorate it with flowers, make a trail of pebbles and grass surrounding the house. I buzz your house roses. For branches, I take economically twisted rope. On the glue PVA glue pieces of rope, simulating climbing roses, to the walls of our house. Further, from a plaster bandage an emerging green, roses, grass around the house. To track our plaster in handy again. We impose her plump layer, level and causes notches in the form of individual stones. Now we wait for the complete drying. At the same stage electrician install, anchoring cartridge on the tube, decorate its base. And we do the first fitting lampshade. 5. Painting and final finish.
I liked my house at all stages of the final. And in white color with a white shade. Then it was painted black for further decoration. But in black with silver-steel shade, it looked great.
For painting, I use acrylic paint for interior and Color. For small areas fit and artistic acrylic paint. The finishing decor was made of bronze with acrylic paint using a sponge from the sponge for washing dishes. After complete drying of the house was covered with parquet matt varnish
Fabric Lampshade I toned coffee solution with PVA. Now, not only the desired shade of tone but also runs the flavor.
Enjoy your creativity and new ideas!