Concreting for Christmas

December 21st, 2015 by



During the past moths I have been quite occupied making latex moulds and castings items for Christmas. I had a plan to make a landscape with spruce trees and a led string. For this I bought some plastic Christmas trees on eBay and made latex moulds on them. Then I could cast several trees. I use fibre-reinforced self-levelling compound when casting, not concrete when making small or detail objects. I have found that self-levelling compound works much better than concrete for this.



This is a mould in progress. I’m using liquid latex for this. It is ready after about 20-25 layers of latex.


I’m mixing the compound powder with a little water in a small bowl. Then I fill my moulds up and shaking them a lot to get rid of all air bubbles. Afterwards, I clean up the bowl with water. Remember to not pour the water out in the drain! I use a bucket to pour all the cleaning water into. When all the sediments have sunk to the bottom, I pour the clear water out. In the end I will have a big lump that fills up the bucket.


More moulds and some casted items.


Finished landscape!



Other casted items



Some of all the new things I have made.


Here I have painted the hearts in shimmering colours.


On these hearts I have made decoupage using napkins.


Pine cones, painting in progress!