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Topic: Gazing Ball, sand cast leaf and Hypertufa Mushrooms  (Read 14404 times)
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Anna D.
« on: June 25, 2007 02:34:55 PM »

I've discovered a passion for garden art recently and I've been busy making stuff...



This globe is with iridescent green "blobs"


This is with the larger sized clear iridescent "blobs"

A sand cast Castor Bean leaf


Lotsa hypertufa mushrooms!







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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007 03:27:17 PM »

Awesome!!!  I love them all.   I've been wanting to play with concrete...how did you get started?
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007 06:46:20 PM »

That leaf is amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007 08:18:02 PM »

Thanks! Cheesy
The leaf is surprisingly easy to do! I used this info:

http://faq.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/accout/2002072754010311.html

It kind of helped me get started...I did not use a fortifier, well, actually this is weird but I mixed some white glue in the mix...figured it might help. I didn't have fortifier and didn't want to invest any more money at the time. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007 02:51:27 PM »

I love all of your yard art. That leaf is super cool, though!!
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Anna D.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007 09:53:01 AM »

Thanks! I'd love to rig some up in some kind of fountain thing....so that the water can drip down onto graduated sized leaves....so many projects so little time! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007 11:42:30 AM »

...so many projects so little time! Grin

You read my mind!!! Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007 03:46:36 PM »

Your attention to detail is fabulous! I love it all!
I so want to try hyertufa!
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Anna D.
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007 07:06:48 PM »

Thanks, the mushrooms are about the easiest hypertufa thing you can make!

The leaves can be made with hypertufa but you get more vein detail with cement and sand.

Now I want to make some for my wall....inside! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007 07:43:00 AM »

Now I want to make some for my wall....inside! Grin

Make sure you share those pictures too !

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