I posted this in the Apex and meant to share it here with everyone.
Thought I would share a homemade non traditional slab I just finished. I am still learning and exploring the medium. I used Pal Tiya, which is a weather proof sculpting medium. Its essentially cement and fiber glass meshingI also build a wire frame with chicken wire to add stability. I will add drainage holes on and tie downs. It is 29inches long by 16 inches wide.
Couple of others similar material. Sort of an unintentional series!
I tossed in a pine I had that was in a pot all enough to give a sense of scale
I like the grain you have achieved on them! Looks like aged juniper deadwood to me. Using brush or rigid structure to get all that detail?
Actually used a pallet knife, typically used for mixing paint. Thanks I appreciate the kind words
Actually sharing the picture made me decide to change the finished color on one of them!
Looks great. How to you do the coloring?
Acrylic paint with several layers of thin washes coats and dry brushing coats to pull out the contrast finish with a blow torch.
Before growing mini trees I used to paint as a main hobby!
Bristlecone pines… I will either make another slab that reflects their environment or worse case yellow beige the coloring to better reflect the color. The idea was a happy accident that I am liking