I do have one plant still blooming out in my garden -- A Sheffield Mum. But they probably won't last much longer.
Here's how some of my last projects turned out.
|Can you see a lady's face in there?|
The Hanging Ornaments: Only three of them came out of the molds in one piece, the fourth isn't going to come out without some persuasion by a hammer.
Lump with Leaf Impressions:
I have also done a couple of other projects with cement. I used a little glass bowl to make a round plant container.
I put the cement in, and then pushed a Styrofoam ball wrapped in plastic wrap into it.
|The top edge is a bit wonky, I wonder if I can file it smooth?|
The trouble with using glass bowls is you have to break them to get the item out, so they are one use only. Good thing they only cost a couple of dollars at the thrift store. I wrapped it in a trash bag, and then gave it a few whacks with a hammer. It released very easily. I put on leather gloves to lift it out of the bag. If you do this, be careful not to cut yourself on the broken glass shards.
The other item I made was a lump with a deep leaf impression in the center from the little leaf-shaped glass bowl I had, and then real leaf impressions along the edges. It didn't come out perfect, but it's ok.
I still have lots more ideas for things to make with cement, so I hope you're not all bored stiff yet...