Monday, June 21, 2010

Stepping Stone Tutorial

I made a stepping stone a little while back for Mother's Day, but I haven't been able to get around to developing a tutorial for it.
I started out by purchasing a plastic mold that can be found at any craft store.  I also bought the mix for the stepping stone there as well.  I came up with a hummingbird design that I wanted to use for the stone.  To make the hummingbird and flower I used stained glass.  I scored the glass with my glass cutter.

Then you snap them with a pair of running pliers.  Running pliers put an even amount of pressure on the glass and snaps it where it was scored.

I kept scoring and snapping until I had the basic shapes for the hummingbird and flower.  I refined and smoothed the edges with a glass grinder.  To prepare the mold I coated it with vaseline before I poured in the concrete mixture.

 After I poured it in I placed the glass on top and pushed it in slightly.  

 Now we wait for it to dry.  I'll upload a final picture after it is dries later this week.

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