Trumpeter swan Sculpture progress report: AcrylBond

So I added AcrylBond to my water before mixing with the Winterstone sculpting mix & the 1/2 inch glass fibres…

You can see the work on the right wing section (still wet), sticks much much better to the chicken wire armature with the AcrylBond in the water… AcrylBond is a concrete reinforcer available at Canadian Tire in the paint section…

It makes sculpting with Winterstone sculpting mix way easier & details hold better & stuff doesn’t just slide off due to gravity…

next I am going to let it all dry very very well, then cover the whole sculpture with a layer of Winterstone ICING MIX which is harder than the sculpting mix…I’m also going to use the AcrylBond in the water again to weatherproof everything for outdoor use…

On a happy note I may be bringing a painting to Bluffs Gallery soon for sale…I have not worked with a gallery since the fiasco last year, so this is a tentative step in trusting a gallery again… I love SAC Scarborough Arts Council, love their works, their energy, their people & love love love the location of Bluffs Gallery…Maybe this will be the relationship I was looking for? (Ok, relationship is the wrong word…but you know what I mean…)

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