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Reviews of Making Concrete Garden Ornaments

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Author (1): Sherri Warner Hunter

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: June 2001
Published by: Lark Books
List price: $24.95
ISBN Number: 1579901794

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: May 2002
Published by: Lark Books
List price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 1579903185

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  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
Strong, versatile, and amazingly easy to work with, concrete is the ideal medium for outdoor art and long-lasting, practical projects for the garden. And, best of all, it doesn't cost a lot of money or require special equipment; everything you need is right at the local home improvement center, ready and waiting. A celebrated teacher has gathered the tried-and-true techniques used by sculptors and folk artists, and then tailored them perfectly for low-tech surroundings and personal expression. Work with molds; form over armatures; model or carve with concrete; take advantage of technical advances to develop lighter, stronger structures; and treat concrete surfaces with mosaics, embedded objects, incising, and coloring. For dazzling outdoor embellishment, craft Garden Critter Stepping Stones, a Trough Planter, Birdbath, Little Lady Fountain, and a jazzy border. Every one of the 25 projects will open up new creative horizons!

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