Hi Im Jody Smith of Overlay Solutions based out of Summerville, SC. I wanted to share this video so that maybe I could help an up and coming artist better their skills. I would not be where I am today without the training that Vertical Artisans has to offer. I became a Vertical Artisan in the early part of 2009 and it changed my entire approach to my projects, my ability to carve and create colorations of pure realism. The videos are full of project details that would take many years to discover out in the field. I still learn something each and every time that I enter the site that is constantly being updated. I highly recommend this training to anyone who has the desire to be one of the best.

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What is Vertical Decorative Concrete? Where can I get vertical decorative concrete? Can anyone do vertical decorative concrete? This site is dedicated to teaching the tricks of the trade and giving subscribers and inside look at the methods, styles and techniques of vertical decorative concrete. You do not have to be an artist to execute a vertical decorative concrete project but just like anything there is a step by step procedure from prep to the final clean up. Vertical decorative concrete is fast becoming the largest market in the decorative concrete arena. There are four times as many walls as floors and traditional decorative concrete has focused primarily on the floor. Vertical decorative concrete can be described as many other things such as elaborate textured walls, artificial rock, stone facing, stamped concrete, faux finishing and fake rock to name a few. Vertical decorative concrete has many great attributes : •Vertical decorative concrete is easy to install •Vertical decorative concrete has no limitations in design & scope •Vertical decorative concrete can be made to emulate any texture or surface •Vertical decorative concrete is lighter than normal concrete •Vertical decorative concrete can be stamped, hand carved or poured •Vertical decorative concrete can be shaped to any size •Vertical decorative concrete is the next frontier in the world of decorative arts You do not have to be a concrete contractor to do vertical decorative concrete. If fact the fast growing sectors in vertical decorative concrete are not just in the concrete arena. There are painters, plasters, tile, carpentry, faux finishers, masons, landscapers, out door kitchen makers and the list goes on and on. Vertical decorative concrete will become more popular then its floor counter part. We have seen the success of the counter tops and vertical work is just starting. Vertical decorative concrete is the central focus of this web site and we aim to deliver the most comprehensive information available for those who are interested in learning this wonderful craft. So please join us in this adventure in learning Vertical Decorative Concrete. http://www.verticalartisans.com

Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on February 9, 2010 at 8:53am
I need to put you on the payroll:)
Comment by Jody Smith on February 9, 2010 at 4:09pm
Okay Cool sign me up! :) I look forward to all the cool stuff you have in the future.....
Comment by Tru Pac/Walttools/Don on February 9, 2010 at 4:56pm
Jody Spielberg, another great production!
Comment by Jody Smith on February 10, 2010 at 11:14pm
Thanks Don!

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