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Topic: Gazing Ball, sand cast leaf and Hypertufa Mushrooms  (Read 13832 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2007 08:08:38 PM »

They are all great.  I really love the leaf. 


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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2007 06:36:47 AM »

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. 

Love your projects! About how much white glue would you say that you added? Any info you could offer on hypertufa would be great as well!

Thanks!
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Anna D.
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2007 08:37:44 AM »

Thank you! Smiley

For the white glue...maybe about 3 tbsps

For the hypertufa...I've found that 50-50 portland and vermiculite makes a nice claylike mix.....I've not been adding the peat moss because I ran out and wasn't able to find a bag that wasn't $10.   I use non-stick cooking spray to treat the "mold'.

I'd be happy to answer any other question you have, just ask! Cheesy
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YLHeidi
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2007 01:51:26 PM »

Thank You! You have been most helpful!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2007 08:43:14 AM »

wow those are cool - thanks for posting!
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2007 07:12:11 PM »

I really love your hypertufa mushrooms!  They are perfect with your bird bath...it's so storybook charming.   Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2008 04:32:57 PM »

I love your mushrooms, I tried to make some with just concrete...didn't go so well, I will have to try your method.  Did you also make the birdbath?  I love it!
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2008 11:33:08 PM »

I know this is an old post but I love that gazing ball.  I's also love to make a water feature from leaves.  I can't find any big enough or the right shape here.  As for the fortifier.  I got a bottle full from a builder friend then promply forgot to add it half the time to my tufa pots.  I can't see the difference after 3 years so I guess it'll be okay.  I also bought plaster molds---a lady bug, sun, etc for about 50 cents a go and use them (these I use without peat).  I hope you made the water feature and post pictures.
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2008 05:43:26 PM »

i absolutely adore the mushrooms!
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