Bowl out of concrete with flowers out of deco-metal
Instructions in 10 steps
The floral pattern is achieved by placing punched out flowers on the concrete mould and by decorating them with golden decorative metallic flakes after they have dried out.
Besides the articles listed below, you also need: Cooking oil, paper towel, pebbles, box or the like as a stand assistant, thick paperAnd this is how it works:
Step 1As preparation, punch the desired number of flowers for the floral pattern made of paper by the means of the motif-puncher.
Step 2Glue the punched paper-flowers on the inner side of the large plastic half-ball by means of the adhesive tape. If you wish to have a fancy floral pattern even inside of the bowl out of concrete, then put the paper-flowers also on the outer side of the small plastic half-ball.
Step 3Now, place the large plastic half-ball onto a stable substrate (e.g. a cup, cachepot or the like), so that it doesn’t wiggle and coat its inside with cooking oil (coat the paper-flowers as well).
Step 4Coat the outer surface of the small plastic half-ball also with the cooking oil.
Step 5Pour about 90 ml of water in a plastic bucket and then gradually add approx. 900 g of the creative-cement powder. Stir this mixture with a craft wooden stick until an uniform and castable compound is obtained.
Step 6Fill the prepared large plastic half-ball with the casting compound up to the desired height (at best, leave approx.1cm free from the upper edge). Allow the mass to rest for about 1-2 minutes. Then, tap repeatedly and slightly against the mould, so that potential air bubbles in the ce-ment-mixture can escape upwards. At the end, push immediately the small oiled plastic half-ball in the middle and weigh it down with the pebbles or small stones.
Step 7Allow to harden. The curing time varies depending on the size and the temperature (at best overnight). The object is loadable after about 1-2 days.
Step 8Now, you can remove the cured object from the mould. Firstly, remove carefully the small plastic half-ball. Finally, demould the bowl out of cement by turning the half-ball around and bending slightly the upper edge outwards, so that the air penetrates between the casting object and mould. Tap the plastic half-ball gently on your working surface, so that the bowl out of cement becomes detached.
Step 9Small burrs and irregularities can be quickly & easily grinded with sand-paper. Scrape off carefully the paper-flowers in the cement or remove them by means of lukewarm water and a brush.