Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Moons, faces, totem pole

 Experiments using various 3:1 mixtures of cellulose insulation (paper), peat moss, and sand with Portland cement -- three parts aggregate to one part cement -- with sundry ingredients added (builder's lime, joint compound, asphalt emulsion). Trying for a more malleable, clay-like "concrete" formula.


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  1. I keep watching, hoping for a perfect recipe for a 'head pot' for my burro tail sedums.

    You do great work.

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    1. Thanks, Jean. If you follow this blog at all you know I've been seeking the best "papercrete" recipe for years. I enjoyed making a pot armature from raw burlap soaked in mortar and hope to do more of that soon. http://papercreteparadise.blogspot.com/2013/01/thatch-roof-2-staining-faux-bois.html

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  2. "Trying for a more malleable, clay-like "concrete" formula." -- well did you come up with a new and improved formula for clay like papercrete? If so, please tell me where the article about it is.

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  3. Cement adds weight to your mixtures and finish product. Try thinset with 100% acrylic paint.

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  4. You can use mix all the ingredients you want. The final ingredient is the glue that holds the mixture together. I prefer thinset because is light and stronger than cement/water mix.

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  5. Cement adds weight to your mixtures and finish product. Try thinset with 100% acrylic paint.

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