Make your own Halloween Tombstone using Direct Colors Inc. products in 11 Easy Steps! Happy Halloween!
Concrete sculptures, decor and statuary are becoming more and more popular with DIYers across the globe! Braven S. builds his own silicone molds and uses ready-mix concrete to create his work. He applies Deco Gel Gelled Acid Stain and regular Concrete Acid Stain to create color and definition to his one-of-a-kind art pieces.
“Your acid stains, both gels and liquids, have enabled me to take my garden art to a new level. I use plain gray concrete as a base, which I pour into handmade silicone rubber molds of my own sculptures. For the lion wall hanging, I simulated weathered copper by combining Direct Colors Avocado and Azure Blue colors. I apply a coat of the [Deco] Gel, let it dry overnight, then scrub some liquid acid stain of the same color into the crust of dried gel to re-moisturize it into a paste. I let that dry overnight, then wash, neutralize and rinse. After that dries, I apply a paste-wax floor polish as a sealant. For the sun and moon pairs, I use Malayan Buff and Azure Blue, sometimes applying yellow india ink later to intensify the sun’s yellow color.”
– Mr. Braven S.