Hi! I just wanted to share a few of my latest projects. Using a hot glue gun, I traced images inside plastic containers, and then pressed concrete into it.
This one has the chinese character for "long life."
For this one, I used a permanent marker to draw the images on the exterior of the plastic container, then I traced the images inside with the hot glue gun. Once the concrete was set, I used patio paint to highlight the imprints, then whitewashed the entire planter.
Sometimes it's hard to get the glue gun into the container, so I drew an image of a bunny with my glue gun onto a transparency, slipped the transparency into a milk container, and pressed concrete into it.
Now I have to find the right plants to go with each of my concrete containers. Any suggestions?
Here's another twist on the project. I imprinted my nephew's name (in Chinese) on a slab of concrete. Once the concrete set, I immersed it in water and then used a submersible light to light it all up.