How to make artificial rock, fake Rock Making Information Sheet.
Fake rock making information sheet, one of your most resourceful and helpful guides to finding the majority of materials used to make life like fake rock.
“Guide to Sourcing Materials” for artificial fake rock making materials
There are some materials that may go under a trade name difference depending on the country. A list of trade material names is set out so that you will know what you are looking for and what name to type into a search engines. Making it easier to track down the product in your vicinity.
A Detailed guide to sourcing materials for making fake artificial rocks, hollow rocks, waterfalls and staircases step treads and stepping stones inc masterclass in colour finishes comes with all DVD’s.
We have posted the “Guide to Sourcing Materials Below”
Due to popular requests___Dan
As your skills and experience grows with any subject as mine has with Rockmaking you learn what is needed and what is not needed to refine and maintain a quality of work. In this case I have come to the conclusion that Solid rock ie ‘Fabulous rock’ holds up to the test of time ( well, over the last 16 years) with or without rockbonding fibre / fibremesh in the concrete base mixes.
If we can make your fake rock making experience more economical we certainly will. As such Rockbonding Fibre / Fibremesh is one material we can rub off the Rockmaking shopping list for materials. Contact Dan with any further queries that you might have.
COLOUR LAST POWDERS
COLOUR LAST POWDERS in the trade are known as COLOUR HARDENER POWDERS this is the term to enter in your search. Other names to enter to narrow it down to a local supplier is STENCILCRETE SUPPLIERS and or STAMPED CONCRETE PRODUCTS.
For Australian Rockmakers log onto www.texcrete.com.au www.parchem.com.au
For US Rockmakers log onto www.stampcrete.com
Also type in Bomanite and also try Coloration Systems
for other countries type in colour hardener powder.
Since the original dvds were produced there has been a move away from liquid tints. For my tinting I now mainly use colour powders that I mix with water to a thin consistency. I use oxides such as black, green and yellow and are available at most hardware stores.
You can even use different coloured tiling grouts to make a tint with say for your orange for example.
BOND AND SEAL
BOND AND SEAL is basically an acrylic based PVA glue ( Concrete Bonder ) and as shown on the dvds is of a runny consistency. I have had excellent results with Boncrete which is available at most hardwares. This will come in a much thicker consistency and can be watered down to the perfect blend. Ideal for all your rockmaking uses by mixing 1 part PVA ie Boncrete or Concrete Bonder with 4 parts water.
Tools to use when making artificial rock
EZY PLIERS EZY CLIPS in Australia are known as Maspro pliers and clips and are available from most produce stores and some Hardwares. They are also known as Hog Tie Pliers and clips in the U.S.. Other names “wire clip pliers” “wire net pliers” Pliers are used to clip two pieces of wire together with a “C” shaped clip. You can also use plastic wire ties used in the Electrical and Car industry to pull wires together very cheap sold in bundles at auto stores. Or sew them on used a shade cloth needle. Not all of these methods work well and where we can save you money on materials we will! To make your Rock making as inexpensive as we can without loosing the integrity of the finished product.