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Garden sculpture

It’s easy to create a simple garden sculpture using a section of tree branch and Resene Waterborne Woodsman.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 91

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Bucket, construction glue, garden hose with clean running water, paint stirrer, paintbrush, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Timber and Deck Wash, Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Totem Pole, rubber gloves, sandpaper, saw, section of tree branch, stiff-bristled brush.

To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Black White.

Other ideas: For a striking black effect stain the wooden sculpture with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Pitch Black.

Step 1
Step one
Saw the section of tree branch into a suitable shape, ensuring the base is cut level so the piece will stand upright.
Step 2
Step two
Sand smooth any rough edges.
Step 3
Step three
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 4
Step four
Scrub the solution vigorously over the surface of the tree branch using a stiffbristled brush and leave for 48 hours.
Step 5
Step five
Mix one part Resene Timber and Deck Wash to three parts clean water.
Step 6
Step six
Scrub the tree branch vigorously with the solution using a stiffbristled brush and rinse with clean water. Allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Totem Pole.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Totem Pole to the tree branch, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Secure the sculpture to a plinth or stand with a small amount of construction glue.

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