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Cement and hypertufa house blessings

Cement and hypertufa house blessings

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hypertufa, Art and objects for the Garden

  I think as this weathers a bit and the feed sack gets more exposed, it will give the mushroom  the textures I was attempting to to combine. The base is using the stove pipe to make a pillar, then carved into  the ribbed pattern seen in the picture. I think this is "Farmers Market"  product... that is starting in about a week, I am so not ready.






The cap was made separately, building off an old concave lamp fixture with plastic wrap over the glass for easy release. layering hypertufa-mesh fencing-hypertufa again, then dip and soaking gunny sack strips in a thick solution of Portland cement and  fine sand and placing on the cap leaving loose ends at the edges to give it more texture and visual interest.

9 comments:

  1. That's really cute, are you planning to make more?

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    1. hey and thank you.....these dont sell very fast, and are not the easiest to make, but I am sure I will make a version of it at some point! Frank

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    2. Good morning Frank. How long did this take you to make and how tall is this mushroom? It is a very beautiful creation.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your projects and methods--too many people are afraid to share. But it is fun to get ideas to modify and adapt to come up with something original.

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  3. Yes, a nice one indeed!!! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  4. I love mushroom as are I want a house shaped as a mushroom. In my dreams I gues

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  5. Love this! Can I ask what tools you used to carve the base?

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  6. love love this...grat imagination

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    1. THIS IS REALLY COOL!! I LOVE MAKING MINIATURE MUSHROOMS OUT OF SCULPEY CLAY FOR MY FAERY LAND. I SURE HOPE TO SEE MORE OF YOUR MUSHROOMS AND OTHER THINGS OUT OF CEMENT.

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