Does anyone use their own mixture design and not one of the brand names (Flex-c-ment, etc)?
I, like a some other members do not stay in the US. I've tried my utmost to source these products locally but just cannot find them. The option to import them is non existent as the exchange rate (R12 to 1$), add shipping, import duties, etc just isn't an option as it would be cheaper to purchase the original local product (cladding,etc).
A normal cement/sand mixture just cannot support itself on the wall let alone stand up to someone carving it.
I know it's probably something most wouldn't want to part with but any help in the right direction would be greatly appreciated otherwise my vertical carving future is doomed.
As for the coloring systems, that's overcome by using acrylic paints which are easily obtained.