I bring you on the sixth day of the 2016 Advent Calendar, proposed by Matxalen, an object that has become fashionable in recent times by the influence of the decorative style shabby. Bird nests.
Las he forrado con papel albal y después con plástico de envolver alimentos.
To make the support structures, I punched some expanded polystyrene balls with brochette sticks. you can make them of different sizes according to the size of the ball.
I wraped them in foil and then in plastic .
First whe glue a lock of tow ant let it dry.
Dejamos secar otra vez.
Apply glue around the ball and stick the lock of tow around it. Also we can aply glue with a brush to fit it, but it is necessary to let the end part of the tow without gluing.
Let it dry again.
Remove the nest from the ball, and give some glue inside with a brush. Finish rolling the rest of the tow inside, to get a spongy look.
To make the eggs, I use DAS air-drying paste. I like to use dark colors and then with a sponge of makeup paint them with lighter acrylic. In this way we get no homogeneous eggs that are more reliable.
In this ocasion I have made three different types of eggs, painting with beige, light blue and bluish green.
Instagram un vídeo donde tenéis el proceso acelerado
Os dejo estos enlaces para que os inspiréis viendo algunos usos decorativos con nidos:
To fill the nests? You can put only the eggs with strong glue, but also you can give them more interest with laces, moss, old photos, metallic objects, flowers, succulent plants, etc.
I leave these links for you to inspire seeing some decorative uses with nests:
When I make nests, I usually do a lot because while I do one the others are drying. Filling them is so enjoyable that it is not tiresome.
I use them for everything, I like them as objects of decoration, but I also like to make brooches, or small still life enclosed in glass domes that serves as pendants.
I hope you have found this tutorial useful