Cacti - A Work in Progress
This is a project I discussed with several people.
I try to find out how you can make cacti with prickles that look natural.
Scroll down for a description of my first try.
Building the Structure
With a popsickle stick I first blended the Fimo of the two parts.
I like the delicateness of the fibres I used, although it would be much better, if the ends were
pointed... Who can provide ten dozens of cat whiskers (without hurting
any cat, even if it was a Rodney)?
The problem, however, is that those holes catch the eye more than the prickles, because the needle I used was too large. .
I will try to touch this up with paint. When I looked at the cacti in my "House-Plant Care for Beginners" (which I should have started with, of course...) I saw that each prickle has a little brownish base that it grows out of. These are little, elevated dots. Maybe I don't have to have holes at all...
Another problem is the direction the prickles point into.
When I made the holes for the multi-leafed one, I held plant and needle at almost the same ankle all the time. Now most of my prickles on that one point upwards.
There's a lot to be improved. Stay tuned...
(Scroll up for the first steps: building the structure and making prickles.)
To be continued...