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Re: Pie plate stepping stones

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L. Conrad (martay)
Fri, 7 May 1999 22:23:01 -0000

Ann Marie,
I just did this- for our newly created courtyard! Here's the trick- Get
clear contact paper- cut to size peel off so sticky side is up. You can
place this over a design created. If using tiles with color on one side you
have to make sure the colored side is to the sticky side. Colored glass
pieces or chunks work well because you can see what the design is as you
go. Then put that in the bottom of the pie plate. Mix sac-crete thin- pour
over your design and tap LIGHTLY. When you flip it out peel off the contact
paper and tada! I used plastic molds but tins should work. I also got pre
mixed stuff "for" stones but I'm told to use (Ithink it's called) mortar?
to cover the tiles then while it's wet add regular concrete onto that-
makes it stronger. Mine turned out great- let me know how you make out!
Good Luck! Lori

> From: am.hunter
> To:
> Subject: Pie plate stepping stones
> Date: Friday, May 07, 1999 1:15 PM
> Had a great idea to make pie plate stepping stones for a garden. I
> I would take sac-crete and pour that into disposable pie tins. Once this
> has started to set up, I thought I would press mosaic tiles and/or
> glass into the concrete.
> I think this will work but was wondering if the tiles or glass would stay
> put or would they have to be glued in. Has anyone done this or does
> has ideas or suggestions before I get knee deep in concrete?
> If I can get this to work, I was thinking of doing it as an end of the
> project with some of my students. There is discussion of creating a
> in our courtyard. What a beautiful addition from the art department!
> Ann Marie
> Lyme Central
> Chaumont, NY
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