I love nature and to have something that will last year’s of enjoyment is what I wanted to create. I use wire and hand mold it to the desired shape. I use a paper mache method to get the 3D look then cover it with fiberglass to make it waterproof. I also give it two coats of Marine gelcoat just to give it a smooth look and easier to paint this is also a great waterproofer. I use exterior house paint for no fading then the last step is to put three coats of Polyacrylic. Looks great in your yard.