Failed attempt: The pond

14. Mai 2014 at 22:07 in Fairy Garden, Landscape

pondThis is the second time that I tried to build a pond. The first one was a disaster – I filled it up with transparent Window Color, hoping to make it look like water. Truth is: Window Color is only transparent if you use a very thin coat. Otherwise it looks like milk. It also shrinks a lot while it dries – the pond has been laying on my cupboard for a few weeks now, and it looks like something slimey died in there :( .. trust me, you don’t want to see it ..

This time I wanted to be smarter, so I bought resin. And it almost worked. Almost. Do you see the white stuff at the bottom of the pond? .. that is liquid fimo (polymer clay). I used it to keep the pebbles in place, and some of it ran into the pond and formed a puddle. Which shouldn’t be a problem, liquid fimo is transparent, you could hardly see it before I poured in the resin. But after getting in contact with the resin it turned white :( .. yeah .. didn’t see that one coming.

So there will be a third pond. Some time in the future ;)