Do-it-yourself sculpting

Creativity attracts many people with the opportunity to express themselves in a new field of activity and realize their ideas without intermediaries. I used the repair in the apartment and decided to make a bas-relief on the wall. It turned out to be easy and very exciting. I want to share my experience.

Sculpting a bas-relief

First you need to prepare the wall: level and prime. In the building stores there is a huge selection of putties, plasters and primers for this. When the wall is ready and well dried, apply a drawing with a pencil. I decided to make roses scattered on the wall. We check the composition: the uniformity of the pattern throughout the area, the alternation of small and large flowers. If something does not suit you, you can fix it - the pencil on the wall is easily erased with an eraser.
Self-made bas-relief
Let's start modeling. Professionals recommend taking plaster putty. But I had a polymer-based putty from other works, I started working on it. Then, when I had to buy more material, I took the plaster.Thus, I can compare two types of putty. It turned out:
  • diluted polymer putty is more elastic and docile than plaster;
  • the color of the polymer putty is pure white, plaster gray;
  • when drying the polymer putty is easy, it is easily processed with emery paper, the gypsum one has to sand with considerable effort.
I don’t name the brand of putties, it doesn’t matter much. You can take those that are available in the store and fit on a budget. So, we breed the putty.
Sculpting a bas-relief with your own hands
The consistency should be rather dense, but not tight, but elastic. I worked as a palette knife. It is more convenient to start from the middle of the flower. First I spread and spread the central petals.
Self-made bas-relief
Then I gradually move to the next ones. The mass is laid on the wall along the lines of the picture in small parts.
Sculpting a bas-relief with your own hands
Smooth them a little, smooth them out, giving the desired shape.With the final leveling, you can moisten the palette knife in water and wet to hold the petal. In general, it is better to try to level as smoothly as possible so that you do not have to shrink a lot later.
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Do-it-yourself sculpting
Molding a bas-relief with your own hands
Having formed one petal, we pass to the next.
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Self-made bas-relief
This is a polymer-based putty rose (white). Now we start to model the leaves.
Sculpting a bas-relief with your own hands
We spread the mass over the entire area of ​​the sheet.
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
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Slightly smooth the putty in the directions of the lateral veins. Do not over-smooth the surface.Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Sculpting a bas-relief with your own hands
When everything fashioned dries out, we begin to sand with fine sandpaper. Finally it turns out this way:Sculpting the bas-relief with your own hands When all the flowers are processed, you need to properly clean them with a brush of dust and cover with a primer, preferably 2-3 times. On this photo you can see where the plaster putty flowers (dark),and where from polymer-based putty (white).
Sculpting a bas-relief with your own hands
When the primer is dry, paint the wall with a bas-relief with white paint. I needed to paint over the gray color of the plaster and even out all the flowers in tone. Then I applied tinted paint (light beige color).
Sculpting a bas-relief with your own hands
Now with acrylic paint (metallic gold) painted over the edges of the petals. I wanted the color not to be too saturated, so I applied paint with a semi-dry bristle brush. When it dried up, I removed a shine a little more with a damp sponge.
Doing a bas-relief with your own hands
Self-made bas-relief
This is how the wall finally looks:
Sculpting a bas-relief with your own hands
You can cover the bas-relief with varnish. So it is better to keep the paint from burning and pollution. The process of modeling is very exciting. I am now thinking over a version of stucco on the balcony. By the way, if you cannot decide to blind a bas-relief on the wall, you can take a sheet of hardboard and first make a picture. Good luck!

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