Saturday, February 10, 2018


Another day of Thingadailies (or as I like to call it Thingadaily-unless-I-get-home-too-laties).

Here is what they look like so far:

My favorite:
I think even if the dye fades it will still look pretty nice.

The official mold (minus one piece because I didn't mix enough concrete):
Doesn't look quite as much like I buried body parts in it -- now it merely looks like I bashed someone's head against it...

Then there are these two:
The crumbles on the lower left are the one I mixed with entirely too much water and thought was never going to harden. It finally did, but disintegrated when I put any weight on it. Lesson learned. (Haha, just kidding, I'm sure I'll do it again.)

I do like the little initials piece, but it would have to be a prototype for a stepping stone for fairies or something. (Which would actually be kind of cool, now that I think about it.) I think the mosaic tiles might actually stay in it.

This one is okay, but a little boring, and I think the glass is going to fall out. It's pretty sturdy, though:

I like this one, but I think the dye around the leaves would have worked better than this:

For some reason this one reminds me of archeology. I sort of like it. Also, the little dog was tired of me concentrating on things that were not her:

And finally, the new one I did for today. That's black dye surrounding the leaf.

Here are the things I've learned so far:

  • I really can't follow directions. (This is not new information.)
  • When in doubt, keep mixing instead of adding more water. Really. Just put the water down and walk away.
  • The best way to level the surface is to pick up the container and let it thunk to the ground a bunch of times.
  • I think the sixty pound bag of concrete mix may not be mixed very well which could be contributing to my problems since I'm only making small batches at one time.
I read something that said that mortar mix could be used for this and that it creates a smoother surface. It also comes in smaller bags. I'll have to take another trip to the hardware store.


Route 8 said...

I believe little dog is telling you what is missing is one with paw prints. These are turning out well. I love the top one!

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

I've considered trying to get dog paw prints but neither dog likes their feet touched. -- that's a bit of an understatement -- so getting a paw print and then cleaning their feet afterward might be too traumatic.

(Also, I made too many paw print impressions from dead animals in my former career, so it's borderline creepy for me.)