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.