I have the following object that I have drawn in inkscape
and I would like to turn it into a trapezium. I am trying to follow the steps online: 1) selecting the object and converting object to path 2) selecting the top corner nodes and dragging them inwards
unfortunately the whole image does not conform to this and I end up with the following
I have been trying lots of things for the past hour. "Grouping" & "ungrouping" the object beforehand and "unioning" & "combining" the path afterwards, but I can't get the final path to be treated as one object. I think I fundamentally misunderstand what is meant by all of these things, and I don't understand the difference between and object and a path really, so any help here would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks, Adam.