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Old 10-03-2008, 08:27 PM
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Hey Jd


I had an idea, don't know if it will work wanted your thought on it. As a kid I did paper mache, ok lets say I make a metal frame and put paper mache on it, as in a snowman shape ok. Now I know that paper mache will not hold up in the weather, but, if I put a coat of cement over that and let it harden and maybe paint it do ya think it would work?
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:32 PM
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That sounds OK except for the weight of that thing..LOL And you will have to make it kinda thick to keep it from cracking in the cold.
Maybe if you cover it in paper and then paint and do a coat or two of clear oil based shelack.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:36 PM
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The weight would be good for me uni, as I live with no trees around only open farm fields. Was gonna get one of those big inflatables and thought forget it, I had blow up hearts for valentines day hanging outside and next day they were in the field across the road. I even use heavy duty fishing line to hang stuff! UGH!
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:38 PM
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LOL well its your back..Good luck!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:53 PM
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I dont know angie. I'm kind of thinking that cement might crack?? But I"m not sure. It might not but I would kind of be afraid of that if its out in the weather in the winter. The metal would have to be pretty sturdy to hold the cement up. But you never know unless you try!!!
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You can get expandable metal in sheets and then shape it and buy stucco mix from HP and make a stucco form. People do it all the time. It is called stucco. . sculpture and all sorts of forms are made with it.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:31 AM
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I think I will look around at Lowes next time I go to see whats there! Thank you, will let you all know if I make something.
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a friend of mine is making large stucco yard cats that are brightly stained,
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