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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Learning to sculpt rigid styrofoam panels.

Dear friends in beautiful Italy

My heart goes to the people who lost their dear ones and homes.  I am praying for the quick recovery of the injured and wishing for their safety.

As always, the gathering of my fellow miniaturists in my home was wonderful, exciting and great fun.  It was a long day workshop conducted by our very talented Sarit who taught us cutting and sculpting  techniques on rigid styrofoam panels.  We practiced on pieces of styrofoam.

Poke the photos to get a better view of the sculptures.

We learned how sculpt roof tiles

Here you can see Sarit showing us how to paint the tiles.

This (non opening) "wooden box" was created by Sarit from the same material.

Another example of a cut of "wood" by Sarit.

Actually we are going to build a structure according to a plan left to us by Sarit.  We hope to be able
to bring the finished projects to our next meeting, somewhere in October.

It was lovely to see the girls busy practicing, laughing, humming and having fun.  We were seven and each brought a little swap gift for the others.

Each received from me  one decorative flower pot container and an African Violet clay duck pot.

I received a President Kennedy sculpture and painting canvas from Suzy, a poodle dog from Adi,
a watermelon and figs tray from Goldie, a  useful and very sharp razor from Nava, a mailbox and house numbers from Sarit and a very pretty sewing set from Zvia.

Now I have to sculpt and curve 7 pieces of cut to size floor, roof and walls.  Each piece on both  interior and exterior.  I still want to practice on spare pieces before I begin.

Hope to show you more in my next blog.

I wish you all a calm and lovely weekend.  Blessings.


  1. wow, I never know you could do so much with styrofoam, it looks like a lot of fun

    Marisa :)

  2. Привет Drora!
    Я думаю, что вы провели время очень весело! Ваш учитель большой мастер! Я жду с нетерпением продолжения!

  3. Thanks for sharing these great photos to see how to use styrofoam. I think this knowledge will be very useful for you. Hugs

  4. Parecen una clases muy interesantes. Os habéis hecho unos bonitos intercambios.

  5. Una clase muy interesante y productiva!!! A mi,personalmente,me encanta trabajar con el poliestireno,me parece un material con muchas posibilidades.Y por lo que veo,habéis aprovechado muy bien el taller!!

  6. Wowww queda precioso, no sabía que ese material podía dar tanto juego, va a ser cuestión de aprender a usarlo, jeje :D

  7. que buen taller y que bonita reunión

  8. Hi Drora! Great that you had a nice and instructive meeting together. Fantastic that you all have learnt a lot about working on styrofoam with great results. But I don't know how this harder type of foam is called.
    I hope you'll show us more after the project has started, because you've made me curious now ;)!
    Hugs, Ilona

  9. Wow all this work with the Styrofoam looks amazing. What fantastic fun for you all. I cant wait to see what amazing things that you will do with it. I would also love to know more about this stuff.
    Hugs Maria

  10. Hello Drora,
    what a great technique. the sculpting all looks very realistic.
    Big hug

  11. Cómo me hubiera gustado participar en esa reunión, Drora! Resulta espectacular el efecto conseguido con el poliestireno ♥ Deseando ver tus avances con el nuevo reto :) Un beso

  12. Thanks for your thought to Italy.
    The work with the styrofoam is interesting and well done. Beautiful gifts.

  13. Taitavasti tehdyt kuviot näyttävät aidoilta tiililtä, hyvä materiaali styrofoam, pidän siitä

  14. What a wonderful workshop - I wish I could have been there... You've received wonderful results - especially the trunk shows so well what can be done with this material when coming into the right talented hands. Thanks for sharing this with us - I'm really curious to see your "homework"...


  15. (: !Hello Drora

    !How I would have loved to attend a workshop like that
    !!Such beautiful work
    .I especially like the stone walls and roofs
    !Just remembered Fudge’s house still needs stone walls

    ,Kind regards


  16. .Wow! I've never seen this before
    .What a great technique to apply texture. Thanks for sharing