Garden Wall Fountain (project kit) – $8

Garden Wall Fountain (project kit)

half inch scale or small 1/12” scale (finished size = 1 5/8” tall x 1 “ wide)

Contents of the kit:
Cast wall fountain
Cast head
Transparent filament
These instructions

You will need: sandpaper, knife, paint for stone color, super glue,
and a water product such as Scenic Water, Environtex Light or clear nail polish or clear caulk.

1.Clean any bumps or other things off the castings by using an x-acto knife and/or fine sandpaper

2.Wash the resin pieces with white vinegar and rinse with water. This will remove any grease from the resin.

3.Using zap-a-gap or some other super glue, glue the head a tiny bit below the center of the fountain on the back wall.

4.When the glue is dry, paint the fountain and head to resemble stone, or if you wish brass or any other material.

  • If you are making stone, I suggest you use several different grays over each other. I use 2 warm grays and 2 cool grays in light and dark values. For example, some suggested colors might be:
  • Cool: Drizzle Gray – cc2452, Bridgeport Gray – CC2440, Quaker Gray – CC2057,
    Hippo Gray – CC2090
    Warm: Dove Gray – Americana DA69, Cadet Gray – CC2426, Rain Gray – CC2543
    (CC = Ceramcoat, DA numbers are Americana. I also use Folk Art colors)

  • After the first color coat, use thinned paint and put it on with a pouncing motion. Do not rub or scrub – you could possibly remove the under paint.

    5.Take the piece of transparent line – (you are going to use it for water spouting out of the mouth). Cut it to the length that it will spout out of the mouth and then down to reach the basin. Dip the end of the line in a dot of super glue (Zap-a-Gap etc.) and touch it to the lion’s mouth – Wait a few minutes, then put a dot of super glue at the other end or on the basin’s surface and touch the end of the line to the surface. Hold steady for a few seconds until set.

    6.Using Scenic Water or some other water product, let some of it run down the line into the pond. Fill the bottom of the pond with a small amount of “water”.

    Copyright, 2005, Judith Oak Andraka,