Introduction: Cast Concrete Lizard and Frog
Cast concrete lizard and frog, with hand blowing glass eyes. First I started out with carving a clay positive of the critter (photo#6) , than I sprayed it with a two part rubber. once I had the negative I made a solid rubber positive again (photo#7). Now on top of the rubber positive I was able to paint on many layers of latex rubber (photo#8), and before removing the latex rubber from the positive. I made a 2 lb foam backer to support the latex rubber under the weight of the concrete (photo#9). Now I had my mold, to witch I could cast concrete into (photo#10), but before that I had to make some hand blown glass eyes for the critters to come alive! when it came to casting, it was a two person job, with an extreme amounts of fiber in my concrete mix, one person would hold the eyes in place while the other would work the concrete into all the little parts of the lizard or frog. The following day I removed from the mold and trimmed of any concrete form the edges that were undesired, and followed with a concrete paint to the finish project (photo#11).