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Concreting for Christmas
21 December 2015 by Monica Björk
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.
Wow, you have been a busy lady. It looks wonderful.
I wish you a merry christmas and a very healthy and
creative New Year.
love your designs, love the swirly heart and guitar on the light blocks, are these yours also?
The heart and the guitar is not my designs but I have cut them out in vinyl and put them on the blocks. 🙂
First, I washed the white colour off the blocks because they where painted on the sides. Then I drilled a hole in the bottom and etched the front and back side to get a frosted look. Then I cut out and put the design on and put in a LED light string. Finally I put a ribbon on and it was finished. 🙂
Many thanks, I will have to look and see if I can find the vender of the designs
Hi Monica – you make beautiful things. Thank you so much for sharing !!!
Hi, Monica! Where would I buy ‘self leveling casting compound’? Can I get that on Ebay? Also, what is the material called that you create your moulds with? Thank you! 🙂
You can buy self leveling compound in most DIY stores. They comes in 25kg bags. When making my moulds I use liquid latex for mould making. 🙂