Category: Home & Garden
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Funky, Whimsical, Ethnic, Mod, Cute
I created this gazing ball for my mother for her birthday. she loves to garden and she does is regularly. I thought she might like to decorate it as well. I purchased a large styrofoam ball at a craft store and covered it with plaster casting strips, about 2-3 layers, letting it dry thoroughly between layers. I then used various types of glass, including: Mirror, crash glass, recycled glass, beads, pearls, shells, van gogh, iridescents, etc. It was then grouted and sealed. I hope you enjoy it. It was my first 3-D type piece I've done and I had lots of fun with it.
What was your inspiration?
My mom and her garden.
What are you most proud of?
How well it turned out being my first 3-D project. Now I know I could handle making a larger scale object.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time, and have fun! It will all come together in the end. Trust me!