By Sania Hedengren, Susanna Zacke
Decorating with mosaic and pouring concrete are either addictive; when you begin, you won’t are looking to cease. With step by step pictures and directions, Sania and Susanna assist you to create greater than twenty diversified and ornate trinkets. even if you’re anyone trying to create a brand new ornament in your domestic or a fledgling concrete caster, this e-book has a bit anything for everybody. The sky's the restrict! enable your mind's eye run wild, and be inspired!
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Press the plastic pots into the concrete. • To avoid the pots floating to the surface you can use a strong tape over the cardboard to keep them in place. • Leave the concrete to dry for at least 24 hours. Make sure the box is on a flat surface and not in the sun. • For the best result, water the concrete a few times during the drying time. • Loosen the box from the concrete and remove the double–sided tape from the tile. • Sort herbs and flowers into a lovely arrangement to place in the pots.
Water. • A spade or trowel to mix with. A whisk attached to a screwdriver or drill makes it a bit easier. • Gloves. Concrete is quite corrosive and dries the skin out. • Mask. Avoid inhaling concrete dust. Start by pouring a small amount of water into a bucket and then add the concrete powder (read the proportions for water/concrete on the packaging). It’s quite easy to mix concrete using common sense, especially if you are only mixing a small amount. Stir, whisk, and mix carefully with a spade or whisk—if you are making a whole bucketful we recommend a whisk—until the consistency resembles thick porridge.
Tile adhesive/glue is spread over the tray with an adhesive comb. Now it’s time to make a unique pattern with the porcelain shards. We’re very proud of all this fun handiwork that resulted in our cute tray. Button holder A bunch of buttons are given a whole new spark of life, and they are adorable when combined with concrete. Bags of mixed buttons can be bought in craft stores. A small concrete flowerpot was decorated with colorful buttons of varying sizes. • For the pot you will need two plastic pots, a large one and a slightly smaller one.
Creating with concrete & mosaic : fun and decorative ideas for your home and garden by Sania Hedengren, Susanna Zacke