Think I had better make this a quick post, I'm expecting the guys in white coats to be knocking on the door any moment
This all originated from a simple question from Ian on how to represent a Cow Parsley plant, on THIS
Well being Gnuts, i thought it would be a nice challenge, so here is the result:
It's not finished yet and I'm not sure it will be, but it was fun trying to get close to the appearance
I will picture the items used below, for anybody that might be mad enough to try something similar, though I think I might be alone
The stem is from a piece of Sea Moss, Sea Foam, Forest in a Box, or whatever name it might go by where you are. It's a dried plant often used to make trees in the smaller scales.
Add to this a few punched leaves from a paper punch which I believe is supposed to be an Oak leaf.
Finally the flower heads. These are from a small Yarrow plant which grows alongside the roads around here. It's only about 9inches high, but even looks like a miniature version of cow parsley to start with.
These I have had drying for a couple of months after standing them in dilute PVA for a few days to see if it would preserve them. Seems to be working so far, though I will probably need to add some touches of paint to the flowers after a while.
OK, here is the pic:
The tools used may be fairly obvious. A pair of fine scissors for trimming, fine tipped tweezers as my fingers are too big, plus of course an old ballpoint pen
The ballpoint is used in conjunction with the round object, which is a kids pencil eraser, for shaping the leaves.
One final shot going in closer to show the leaves and the flower heads.
The flower heads are not stuck on the plant yet, i need to paint the stem and leaves to match a bit better, then I will start gluing the flower heads on.
OK, I hear a knock on the door, so I'm going to hide