Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I covered Styrofoam, plastic, oasis and fibreglass balls with mud.
Paint the ball with a layer of wood glue. Sprinkle potting soil onto the ball. Paint the ball again with the glue to create a sticky mud. Let the ball dry. Paint again with glue and sprinkle potting soil anywhere you missed the first time around. Layer until the entire surface is covered.
Next I glued twirls of wired rope onto the textured balls
For variation you can also create patterns with different coloured mud alternating between soil and sand.
To remove the mud from the balls:
Soak the ball in warm water overnight and wipe the mud from the ball.
When I started researching mud as a possible enhancement to contemporary floral art I was thoroughly inspired by the possibilities.