Decorating concrete with household objects

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WITH THANKS TO WILLIAM MITCHELL.COM

The ingenuity and imaginative use of household objects is so impressive.

Research and Development led to many new methods of producing decorative techniques.


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No.1. is a small model machine able to produce textures to a given scale. These small panels were put together to produce the gable end to a block of flats.

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No. 2: To obtain the full scale pattern I bought an old mangle and made a concrete roller with the pattern produced in a similar manner to a cylinder seal.

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No. 3: When the clay carrying the impressed pattern was cut into rectangles, it was placed under a home-made vacuum forming machine.

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 N’ 4: Impressed surfaces

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I purchased a large number of unused refrigerator sides and via the vac machine sucked these down onto the shaped clay. When set they were removed, placed in full-size moulds, concrete was cast against them and the resulting panel was erected on the building (No.5).
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