Fireplace Project ala Dali

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Fireplace Project ala Dali
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Fireplace Makeover - Using same cement/hypertufa methods I use on my pottery, I took it to the fireplace surface and created this piece.  Lots of layering that took time to dry and resurface but it finally surfaced and then sealed.
Fireplace Makeover - Using same cement/hypertufa methods I use on my pottery, I took it to the fireplace surface and created this piece. Lots of layering that took time to dry and resurface but it finally surfaced and then sealed.
Fireplace Makeover - Using same cement/hypertufa methods I use on my pottery, I took it to the fireplace surface and created this piece.  Lots of layering that took time to dry and resurface but it finally surfaced and then sealed.
Fireplace Makeover - Using same cement/hypertufa methods I use on my pottery, I took it to the fireplace surface and created this piece. Lots of layering that took time to dry and resurface but it finally surfaced and then sealed.
the staircase bar and kitchen project continued, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, home decor
the staircase bar and kitchen project continued, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, home decor
Randy Stewart

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  • Lori Otto
    on Dec 22, 2014

    how did you get this drippy stalactite/stalagmite look? can you give us step by step and what materials you used? my god it is awesome and I want to do it too!!!!

  • Randy Stewart
    on Dec 23, 2014

    Hi Lori. Thanks for your kind words :) The entire piece is comprised of cement, pieces of glass, wood, and mixed bathroom/kitchen tiles under 2" in size. The entire surface was layered with 100% drying white portland cement. All shapes were formed by hand. Literally taking hand full of medium dry cement mixed with water and pressing against the surface. Ongoing forming of cement continued by hand. Once dry I began layering paint with small and medium brushes until I achieved desired color. Sealed the entire surface with wood and cement sealer.

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