Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A lucky find


I found this fountain for $1 at Goodwill today. No water and "snow" around the base - I think it's meant to be part of a Christmas village.
I've been wanting to make a rooftop garden on my Victorian townhouse for a long time. This fountain is a good start.I used fishing line to make the water dripping down on each level and added clear dimensional glaze to the basins and down the fishing line. It looks like water is flowing now. :) I painted over the snow, added tea "dirt" and planted some tiny ferns around the base. Next step will be making some furniture and potted plants.

7 comments:

Kathi said...

Cute cute cute! Love the tip about using fishing line for the water.
I've been wondering how I'll make a waterfall for my little pool...
Great idea! :D
Thank you!

Audra said...

The fishing line looks great! Do you think it would work that well if you put the line from a sink?

Maria Ireland said...

What a great find. You have done a great job on it. Great idea with the fishing line. Hugs Maria

April said...

That is SO cute! :)
Question: what kind of clear dimensional glaze do you use? I am overwhelmed when I go to find one...and my daughter has this thing for making mini water gardens.
Must keep the teenager happy! lol.

Kim said...

what a great find De! It already is looking fantastic! I can't wait to see the rest of your garden- I bet you are going to be busy :)

De said...

Thanks, Kathi. I've also made a waterfall with a small amount of plastic wrap but the fishing line might be easier on such a small scale.

Audra, I think it would work for that application, too. Especially if you can stabilize the bottom in the drain of the sink while the glue dries.

Thank you, Maria. And it only cost me $1!

April, the bottle I have at the moment is Inkessentials Glossy Accents. I prefer the Plaid brand but it's harder to find now. Look in the scrapbook section at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. It's kind of pricey but lasts a long time.

Thank you, Kim. Check out the next post. ;)

April said...

Thanks, De! I will look there. Hadn't thought of the scrapbooking section!
The garden turned out SO pretty!