Making Cement Crafts: Techniques & Tips

Have you been wanting to make cement crafts and are struggling with the first step? Or maybe you’ve done a few projects, but you still feel like there’s so much more to learn?

Whether you’ve been making things with cement for a while, or you are just beginning, this article will give you in-depth information on techniques and tips for making cement crafts.

How Do You Mix Concrete For Crafts?

I mix concrete by hand, rather than a mixing stick. I’m a very tactile person and like feeling things.

What Should The Cement Mix Consistency Be When Making Cement Crafts?

Many concrete mixes that contain larger aggregate need less water than cement and will require a peanut butter-like texture.

How To Make Concrete Stronger

You can add reinforcing fibers to the mix. These fibers are made for strengthening concrete and can be made of nylon or fiberglass.

How Can I Speed Up Curing Times?

The length of time it takes concrete to cure will depend on the formula of the mix you use. If you need a quick cure, then look for a rapid setting mix that also is quick curing.

Types Of Molds You Can Use In Concrete Crafts

The quick list is plastic containers, melamine forms, make your own silicone mold or pre-made molds.

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