How to Make a Found Art Sculpture

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Intro: How to Make a Found Art Sculpture

You may think making a found art sculpture would be easy, but there is a lot of thinking and trial and error put in to it. It is not just glueing a bunch of random parts together, they have to fit in ways of appearance, yet be weird and different at the same time. I hope you like my first instructable.

Step 1:

The first step is to gather materials, now this is one of the easiest parts. I went through boxes of junk, clocks, and scavenged in my garage for different items. 

Step 2:

These are the most important parts of making a found art sculpture. A base, a wooden stand that will be put on the base and hot glue the others are optional.

Step 3:

Now you need to glue the stand onto your base, TIP: I suggest using plastics and woods for the base and stand because metal doesn't like hot glue very much(aka it won't stick)

Step 4:

Start glueing on the basics of the frame for the sculpture, i used an old flashlight spring. From this you will start to add material glue can stick to, I used a piece of felt and it worked great.

Step 5:

I added a piece of felt and stuck on some random parts, remember that some of the parts put on first might not be seen later on.

Step 6: Finished Product

Make sure any wobbly parts are glued down and there are no huge glue spots. I use a silver leaf pen to put on the glue spots so it looks like solider. I hope you like my first instructable. Tell me what you think!

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    lalarabbit

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Check out this, a nice collection of what could be done right! :-)
    http://www.rockpaperchainsaws.com/all-sculptures-from-found-objects/

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    FxmastaBrowncoat

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I partially planned ahead like i separately bought gears and stuff to make it look more like a robot.