Friday, April 22, 2016

How I Made 2 New Orbs for the Recycled Garden

It's been raining for days and the ground is still too soggy to do much.
So I got out these $1 nail polishes I had for crafts, a navy blue bowling ball and a red hollow ball made of resin.
This is the bowling ball, it took about 3 days.  I just kept brushing on the polish and overlapping colors, finishing with some pearlized polishes that blended things nicely.  I used a small foam wreath from the dollar store, inside a grocery sack, to set the bowling ball on so it would not roll.
And the smaller ball, it took 2 sessions.  Same system for painting this one except that I went around it instead of up and down.
They look a bit like planets, don't they?

I have another bowling ball that I think I might cover with pennies.
And remember this one I covered in marbles?
Maybe the yard will dry out enough that they can all find homes outside tomorrow.




2 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

Your orbs from bowling balls are fabulous; I like the one with marbles and those first two also.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Love your nail polished garden balls. They will look great in your gardens as will the one covered in marbles.

Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

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