Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Creating A Base For The Brontosaurus

Once the tree and brontosaur were painted it was time to mount them on the base. I set the sculptures on a piece of pine wood.Then they were positioned so the eye lines between the sailor and dinosaur lined up.Using a pencil I carefully traced around the sculptures and marked their locations.

After drilling the holes for bolting the sculptures to the base the wood was sanded, stained and given three coats of polyurethane. For the ground cover on the base I used a 50/50 mix of white glue and water to which I added my soil and leaf litter.This mixture was painted around the tree roots and the trunk of the brontosaur's neck.

While the soil/glue mixture was still wet I worked in some dried moss around the base and partially up the base of the tree.

1 comment:

  1. Very impressive!

    Can't wait to see the whole thing... which I'm assuming is together based on the bottom photo.