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At 12:00pm on May 24, 2009, Jynja said…
Hi David. If you are referring to the pots or pedestals. Those were done with ferro cement. If referring to mosaics and what's underneath, mortar and thinset over armature.
At 9:04pm on May 24, 2009, Hank Arend said…
check out the forum David, I just added some more photo's of the grotto, I made the arch and the inside floor out of limestone.Hank
At 10:55pm on May 24, 2009, Jynja said…
David, the sphynx was made with gray cement, white sand, and liquid black colorant that I stirred in at the end of mixing so that it had some striations. Poured into a cylinder mold made from metal flashing. I had studied pics off the net of other sphynxes. And drew mine to fit the mold. It was a long complicated carve. Took about 6 - 8 hours, if I remember correctly.
At 9:39am on May 26, 2009, eugenia Almeida said…
Thank you!
About a year ago I found a picture of a door, and since I'm a faux finisher, I decided to go for it.
So, I had in front of me six panel metal exterior door, that I supposed to "create" an antique wood door with old hinges
Hardware was very hard to find........so why not to try with concrete... crazy, uh?...Well...check the pictures...
At 8:22am on June 3, 2009, Bobby Leatherwood said…
Thank you David. We have been working on this process for the better part of seven years. The mix is 1 1/2" thick on the countertops. We have finally gotten our limestone mix in bags to resell. I have looked at your photos and saw that you are a Shirestone man. They contacted us about four years ago about training. I told them at that time we already had a mix and a method we like. Of course our countertops are quite a bit heaver but we sure love the system we have created. By the way your craftmanship is very good. I was very impressed with your shower as well. Keep in touch. If you would like to talk further please call me or email me for any info you might want or need.
picassacrete@gvtc.com, 210-8492610, www.picassacrete.com
At 8:46am on June 3, 2009, Jeff Datin said…
Thanks David.
I have always used my own color system. I did use some acid stain (Brickform Turquoise) this time just to get the depth of color. I haven't come up with a green similar to the acid color yet. I was going to market my colrs but when the economy went south I put it on hold. Maybe when things pick up again.

Jeff
At 1:34pm on June 3, 2009, Bobby Leatherwood said…
David shoot me an email. picassacrete@gvtc.com
At 1:51pm on June 3, 2009, Jeff Datin said…
Hey David, have you checked out our network. Concrete Artists Network.com? We are the originator of this style of forum for our industry. We have a lot of other artists and photos you may be interested in. Alot of the same people here are there and then some and we all just kind of shuffle between the two. Thought I'd let you know.

Thanks again for the thoughts on my work. I'll let you know about any product releases I will have in the future.

Talk to you soon

Jeff
At 5:03pm on July 21, 2009, Richard Batey said…
Thanks for your comment David.This was a project I did during a class
at DCI. This was engraved and stained over a micro topping.The micro
topping was Sgraffino by Color Maker and the stains were DCI solvent
based dyes.Many thanks to Bob Harris for his guidance and input on this project.I will be posting more photos of this and other projects soon.

Thanks again for your comments
At 12:01pm on August 28, 2009, Randy Murray said…
Hi David,

I forgot to ask. What is the "wax dog" ? Is it the plaster wax technique used in venetian plaster? I really like it. Do you do your own stencils? Or is this drawn on? I do lots of skimcoats from a mix we have designed over the past four years. We do lots of art work on the floors. I tried to look at your website, is it working?

One other thing I really like your taste in music. I have lots of blues and the collection is growing. I know its corny but I even have the Black Snake Moan sound track. Good music is good no matter what time or place it comes from.

Thanks and Have a great day David
At 10:19pm on August 30, 2009, Jody Smith said…
David thanks for your kind words on my work. I got a lot of information about the model design concept from Nathan Giffin & Richard Winget. Richard has a great write up on the model process on the subscription side of Vertical Artisans. I don't know if you are a subscriber or not but the information there is phenomenal and endless it seems. I will post some of my overlay photos so that you can check them out. I have already made the 3D model concept something that I will do on all of my future projects. It made the whole process fun and I even gathered other ideas as I carved out the model. I used a oven bake clay from my local art store for the water feature and casting plaster for the simulated flagstone overlay and then painted them with watered down acrylics and sealed it with a simple water based sealer to lock in the colors. The casting plasterer carved up nice and I just used a sponge brush to tap on the colors without coloring the carved lines that replicate the grout lines. Use clay tools for the carving for everything its fun and it really puts your head in the project way before you even order the products.
At 8:36am on August 31, 2009, Jeff Datin said…
Hi David,

I will see if I can do anyting about this. I know sometimes there are gliches with software, so I will check it out today.

Thanks,

Jeff
At 11:17am on September 10, 2009, Victor Gonzalez said…
I guess I should read the whole profile, I would really like to know more about the fabrication, so any help would be great.
At 1:07pm on February 20, 2010, victor arias said…
tarpon was there before ja ja .thank for you commens
At 7:00pm on April 7, 2010, victor arias said…
Thanks for your comment and add me in your friends list, I prefer cedar for small carving like this, and majogany for big things , the pieces from the door I made by hand in the place.I did with a piece of metal with the shape moving many times.Sorry for my english.
At 1:47pm on May 18, 2010, Christian Maucieri said…
Thanks, I have a home show next February and I wanted to include a floor sample with wood texture. I think your color scheme will be excellent.
At 9:16pm on November 18, 2010, Christian Maucieri said…
Hi David, That home show is actually end of February. It will be our first one so I'm a little nervous
At 1:05pm on November 19, 2010, Christian Maucieri said…
I just might take you up on that. I have an Idea of what we will create. This being the first show I'm going to keep it simple and focus on the product and the possibilities of what can be done. I'm going to try and have everything displayed made from concrete or overlayed with concrete. Probably a fireplace as a center piece, some vertical samples and floor overlays, maybe an artificial rock with house number that can be raffled off for a front yard. I plan on starting the display next month. It all has to fit in a 10x20 area and I imagine it will fill up fast.
At 6:00pm on November 29, 2010, victor arias said…
hi David is a big coincidence the chair that you show me in the first picture is de same that my costumer got in his home.if you check my video(the medieval room) after the secret door open you can see de chair.thanks.My regards victor
At 6:37pm on December 23, 2010, Joe Townsley said…
Hey thanks David!

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