I pictorial tutorial to show you how I made a vast amount of clump foliage for some smoke explosions in the planning phase. Please note I take no responsibility for any damage or mess you make to your kitchens in this process ;-)
The following took less than hour...it was so exciting I roped my daughter into make this wonderful recipe !
|Take all those foam inserts from the figure packs you have horded always thinking they have a purpose
|Chop with scissors into large irregular pieces
|Place the sponge pieces into a mixer with a glass of water (essential)...I bought my mixer on ebay for £5
|Whisk up the water and pieces of foam for a minute
|Place the pieces from the mixer into a bowl...and carry on
|A full bowl !
|Strain the water from the sponge over the sink...best to get out as much as you can
|Lots of dry pierces of foam
|These are the ingredients you will use next...black acrylic paint...green if you want foliage & cheap white liquid pva. Buy this in poundstores
|Add dollops of both to the foam...you will need quite a lot
|Mix by hand...never realised how many of those bands my daughter wears!
|Don't let the mixer touch anything...good thing she is wearing rubber gloves...strongly recommended
|Prepare a wooden base covered in cling film...this way the mixture wont stick to the surface
|Spread mixture over tray
|Bake this in the Sun, warm room etc for about three days
In a future post Ill show how these black clumps will become smoke explosions....
Until next time