That is the toughest part of this build. Halfway through - really needed a drink but was covered in mm and there was no turning backDid the monster mudding yesterday. First time ever using the stuff. Kinda cool. The hair....oy. Don't really want to ever do that again. And I think she's going to have dreads. LOL
Thank you so much. Would you believe I'm going to graffiti her up tomorrow? Seriously...Just amazing...you are so talented! love it...so sadly romantic
The 3 coats of Drylok will really stiffen the fabric up. It won't be like stone but be very strong. Don't skimp on the 3 coats of Drylok.To add to it, I used red like an idiot...so I am now attempting to put a coat of black on before I put the Drylok on. Hoping to not have to put 5 coats of Drylok. Also, I'm afraid I did something wrong with the mm. it stiffened the fabric but there is still a lot of flexibility..... Oh, and the painting is almost as bad as the hair. Tedious!
Yep, awkward is the word. Hubby thinks my Beloved weighs 30#ish. She's just a PITA to move her around because there's really no good way to pick her up without grabbing onto the dress. Ended up attaching two 1 x 2's on the bottom like it was stretcher handles.It hardly weighs anything at all it is just awkwardly shaped. I would say mine weighs under 15 pounds.
View attachment 151035 Thanks for the tutorial I could not have done it without it. And now I am hooked. Only thing I did different was leave an edge of plywood on the bottom with 4 handles for ease of lifting. I also changed the wording to commemorate my dogs passing and put a leash in her hand. Next time I would leave less of an edge because it was a pain to hide![/QUOTE
Hallow Ellie13! This is a wonderful adaptation of Terra's "Beloved" stone that we all aspire to create! You really took it to a marvelous new place honoring your pet. I teared up when I saw the leash in her hand. It is so touching. I admit, on cool autumn mornings, when I first gaze out upon our front yard after the "pretend" cemetery is all set up for Halloween, there is often a brief moment where I imagine the whole thing is REALLY a graveyard on my front lawn... Having a stone honoring one of our dearly departed four-legged family members would really tip me over the edge of my imaginings. Your Beloved proves it...
You really did a beautiful job on this! Thanks for sharing...
I've come across that particular situation in a couple instances with monster mud:So, I did the monster mud and it's chipping. I did the wrong color, so iam covering it with black, it's chipping do bad that the black it's coming off too. Does this get better with the Drylok? I don't know what I did wrong! Advice?