I’m a giant fan of sculptural white artwork and objects, I discover myself drawn to them like a moth to a flame. Over time I’ve spotlighted favorites, like how a lot I like botanical bas reduction or that point I made these clay jewellery holders. I even discover myself sculpting ceramic bowls to appear like ripples in sand.
I set my thoughts on giving slightly nook of our house a glow up, particularly the wall above the household’s laptop computer desk. I needed so as to add a number of artwork prints but in addition one thing attention-grabbing and dimensional. In my seek for one thing past simply framed artwork, I spied this shadow box botanical art at Pottery Barn and thought I’d make myself a far inexpensive DIY model.
My model turned out very comparable, however I used fake boxwood branches as an alternative to create my paintings.
The method was fairly easy, there’s just a few issues it’s essential to recreate this artwork mission: a set of 8” shadow boxes, boxwood (or comparable) fake botanical stems, plaster of paris, white spray paint or white spray primer, mixing bucket, and a scorching glue gun.
As soon as the shadow containers arrived (2 day supply on Amazon) I went to Michaels looking for botanicals that might match inside my frames. I settled on one $5 boxwood stem, introduced it house and clipped it into three components.
I dipped the stems in plaster of paris and let it dry on wax paper. Just a little tip on dipping, be sure you gently shake the stem for about 60 seconds in order a lot of the surplus drips again into your bucket of plaster. You might have to repeat this two or 3 times to get full protection.
Subsequent layer the dipped stems on one sheet of wax paper and attempt to make it as unfold out and flat as attainable. As soon as the plaster units for about ten minutes, transfer the stems to a second piece of wax paper to completely dry. I allowed mine to dry a full 24 hours till they have been stiff.
Watch out when transferring them, they plaster will break off in case you’re too tough with them. As soon as the plaster was dry I moved the stems to small items of cardboard then spray painted them with white primer to provide them a matte end, and in addition to fill in any gaps the place the plaster didn’t connect, so the stems can be white throughout.
One other tip: if there are gaps within the spray painted plaster stems, spray a small quantity of the spray paint into its cap and contact up the plaster dipped stem with the paint on the comb.
As soon as the spray paint was dry I used scorching glue to connect the plaster lined painted stems to the again of the shadow field, then fastidiously reassembled them. I’m posting a video on Instagram so you may see the method there too.
This was my last association with the set, one on the shelf and one held on the wall. I added an additional plaster dipped boxwood stem as sculptural artwork on the shelf.
I like their look they usually price me solely $30 for the pair, loads lower than Pottery Barn’s price ticket which is $79 every!