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In this Instructable you'll learn a very quick and easy way to make your own concrete fossil (leaf impression). Leaf impressions can be nice details i...
Clean up the surface you'll be casting on with denatured alcohol. Any dirt, scratches, imperfections and texture will be visible in the finished piece...
Liberally spray the 'back' of the leaf with spray adhesive, wait a few minutes for it to get tacky, and then press it down somewhere inside the clay w...
Mix up some concrete! I added CHENG Outdoor Pro-Formula to Sakrete 5000+ bagged concrete. Outdoor Pro-Formula is an ad-mixture that contains pigment (...
Cover the concrete with painter's plastic or a plastic bag. Place the form on a level surface, NOT in direct sunlight, to cure for 3 or 4 days. You c...
Pry the clay walls back with your fingers and peel them away. The clay can be re-used, so try to remove any pieces of concrete. The concrete piece sh...
Now is the tedious step of removing the leaf from the concrete. The grey area around the leaf is the result of the leaf sucking up moisture. Using a ...
Sand any rough edges with diamond sanding pads or sandpaper. Diamond pads will be more effective, but sandpaper can work too. The finished concrete c...
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