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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 16, 2011 12:09 AM CST

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Debbie asked me to create a forum that we can fill up with questions and answers about garden art projects, and anything that we use to make it.....so here we go!
I've been in the art field all of my life in one way or another but it sure doesn't mean I have all the answers....but I'll betcha someone here will!

Ask away... Hurray!


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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 16, 2011 3:10 AM CST

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Thanks Becky Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Mau
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marsue
Jul 16, 2011 11:29 AM CST
I have one for you so here goes:

I imagine the main reason for making your own garden art is to have something different. That being said, I'm just wondering about the cost of the materials to make some of these projects not to mention the time involved. It seems that you would have to make more than one project in order to use up the different materials and to make the projects cost effective. Am I correct?.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 16, 2011 11:43 AM CST
Hi Mau, for the cement/Quikwall projects, cement comes in 90 lb. bags and takes quite a few projects to use it up, but the cost is only about $9.00 a bag. Quikwall comes in 40 lbs. bags but still makes quite a few projects and costs about $16.00. So either way, that's not too expensive. The expense comes in the chicken wire, hardware cloth, PVC pipe, styrofoam, etc. I already had quite a bit of that kind of stuff around from other projects so that helped. I used to make a ton of this stuff and had garden art sales at my house every summer. But that got to be way too much work so I quit. Rolling on the floor laughing You could always grab a friend and split the costs. It's fun working with somebody else too.
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Name: Mau
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marsue
Jul 16, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Thanks, Chris! The cost of the Quikwall is certainly not as much as I thought it might be and I'm sure chicken wire isn't all that expensive, either. Hilarious! All in all in sounds like I could make some garden art without too much expense. As far as time is concerned, I have plenty of that! Smiling Thanks again!.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 16, 2011 11:59 AM CST

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That is a good idea Chris, to share the cost with someone.

LOVELY photo Mau Lovey dubby
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 16, 2011 12:22 PM CST

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Happy to have Marilyn here with us! HAPPY DANCE! Hurray!

Thanks Chris for your answer!

Sometimes my garden art costs me nothing. It might be junk from the garage or a 25cent item from a garage sale that I paint. The paint is all left overs from my business...so to me, it's free! Whistling

This gives me an idea to maybe share what things cost us to make if we are able to figure it out. Hilarious!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 16, 2011 12:49 PM CST
That would be a good idea Becky (if we could figure it out!)!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 16, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Many times we have things already laying around that could be used with no money involved, or very little. : )
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 16, 2011 2:15 PM CST

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So true! Any anything in groups of 3 or more make it look like a collection!
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 16, 2011 2:37 PM CST
Once you get the supples like molds, you take care of them and they can be used over and over. I love that...
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 16, 2011 2:39 PM CST

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See....garden art can be anything!


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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 16, 2011 2:41 PM CST
Awww, cute boots!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 16, 2011 3:00 PM CST
Most of us have an old pair of shoes that we can fill with plants. Thumbs up
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 16, 2011 3:07 PM CST
I've seen them so often and really like them. I don't know what I never planted them!! (Must be this old age thing....) Hilarious!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 16, 2011 3:08 PM CST

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be sure to check out the new contest....shoe art!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 16, 2011 3:09 PM CST
Just saw it - fun!! Hurray!
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Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La. zone 8b (Zone 8b)
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Debbie
Jul 17, 2011 12:37 PM CST
This is great Becky. I know I had a question or 10, but I also just had a senior moment, so I forgot what it was. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing At least I have a wonderful place to ask.

Hi marsue, so glad you are here. I have found, that since I've started doing these little projects, I am able to make use of the things that I have had around the house and shop and just knew I would find a purpose for them. It's great being able to use them for something and my shelves are starting to empty, so I'll have place for the new stuff I want. Whistling

Going to check out the contest Becky.
Name: Debbie
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Debbie
Jul 17, 2011 1:23 PM CST
Is there a thread that teaches the basics of working with polymer clay? I would love to learn how to use it, if I need one of those machines that flatten it, and how to make miniature garden furniture with it, (for my succulent planters). Oh yes, and where to buy it.
Name: Pegi Putnam
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Samigal
Jul 17, 2011 1:24 PM CST
I have all these white ceramic tiles we took off our kitchen counter. I need to know what kind of paint I can use on them. Also I won't throw away the damaged ones, I know they can be used for mosaic. Glad I found this forum again, I hadn't marked it "watch" before. I'll probably have a lot more questions, but those senior moments do come quite often. Hilarious!

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