Concrete creations

Number Plaque

It’s been quite some time since my last post! This is just a quick look at a recent creation, which is a new take on the wall hanging number plaque.

Number plaque for wall mounting
Number plaque for wall mounting

 

Number plaque with superimposed number
Number plaque with superimposed number

The second picture  is just mocked up with a number superimposed  for demonstration  purposes. I hope you like it.

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Concrete creations

Wall Plaque

Hi folks here’s a quick post featuring a recent creation.

Using a plastic bowl I set some leaves in the bottom and concreted over them. I set a hook in the concrete and left it to dry. After dismould and a period for curing I painted the leaves. Hope you like the result.

Wall plaque
Concrete Wall Plaque

Thanks for stopping by,

Keith

Concrete creations

Metal Leaf?

Hi there

Just a quick update on my latest project. I decided to “branch” out a bit with my colour pallet so I painted a leaf that we cast a little while ago with a metallic look. Makes it look old and rustic I think!

 

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The two pics are of the same leaf , one in shade hanging on our wall and the other in sun.

Hope you like the paint effect and thanks for stopping by,

Keith

Concrete creations

Number Plaque

Hi there, thought I would show you my latest  design. From an original leaf cast I added a flat slightly raised area using modelling clay and then made a latex mould.

Number plaque
Number plaque made of concrete

Here’s a couple of painted  leaves.

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Number plaque
Number plaque
Number plaque

Hope you like the colour scheme on them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Keith

 

 

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Concrete pot

Hi folks

I’ve seen a few pictures of these creations on the internet and thought I would have a go myself. So using an old towel which was soaked in a watery cement mix and then draped over an upturned plant pot I set it to one side to dry. Once dry I brushed more watery cement mix on the outside and later, once dismoulded from the plant pot, a coat on the inside.

Concrete pot by Small Island Creations
Concrete pot by Small Island Creations
Concrete pot by Small Island Creations
Concrete pot by Small Island Creations
Concrete pot
Cool looking pot

Hope you like the end result I think it looks effective and unusual.

Cheers,

Keith

 

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Project

Hi,

We’re back with a couple of pictures of our latest concrete creation. This picture was in our last post and this is an update on our progress. Probably the largest leaf we’ve tackled so far. Having cast the leaf I went on to make a latex mould and when that was done the casting was painted for effect.

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First Burdock leaf of the season
Leaf by Small Island Creations
Leaf by Small Island Creations

Hope you like the pics and the end result.

Thanks for stopping by,

Keith

 

 

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Spring Time

Hi folks

Spring seems to have sprung rather quickly here almost like a switch being flipped. One week its cold damp and miserable, the next warm dry and pleasant. I suppose it won’t last long, at least the dry part, so we shall try to enjoy it while we can!

Lambs and calves abound and flowers are bursting into bloom every where you look in these parts. I managed to find my first leaf casting victim in the shape of a surprisingly large Burdock leaf, most although growing rapidly are still small to medium ish.

Concrete leaf casting
First Burdock leaf of the season

The picture above is the result of my first cast. I have also made two leaves using my own latex moulds in the last couple of days both pictured below.

Concrete leaf
Leaf cast from a latex mould
Leaf cast in concrete
Leaf cast in concrete using a latex mould

For these last two I used a slightly different method in an attempt to reduce surface holes caused by air bubbles which can become trapped between the latex and the concrete as it is applied. Taking on board advice given to me by the guys over at diymolds.com, a very helpful and friendly bunch, I experimented a tad and was delighted with the results.

I hope you like my work. Cheers

Keith

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