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Thought I would show some work in progress(rock making)

Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by Matt, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    I wish I would've taken some before this stage, next time I will. To this point, I built the framework, the basic shape of 3 rocks was cut out of 1/2 osb, then 2x4 pieces were cut to height of the feet and screwed to the osb. I then ran a support 2x4 cut at 45 degrees to go under each area where the feet will be. Covered and shaped the rocks with 1/4" hardware cloth, add some snags, and then applied my rock mix that I mix up in the shop. The second pic shows the coloring applied, and I use a 2" paint brush to brush on. I don't worry about getting it everywhere as I come back with a sponge and water to get into the pourous areas. I like to use powder tempra paints mixed with water for my staining. I let this sit overnight and come back the next morning and sponge most of the color off with clean water which is the result in the third pick. The next step will be some moss and scenery to complete the rock, that's another day! Enjoy.

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  2. that looks really nice are gonna post some pics of the finished product?


    TRAPPERGIRL Proud Member-Taxidermy M.A.F.I.A. & Taxinet Clique

    hey Matt - that looks nice - I like your stand set up too :D
  4. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    Thanks guys and gals, yes, I will post some finished pics when I get it done. It will be a few weeks, after I get the cat finished up. I have several to do and the next one, I will do a turtorial from the begining.
  5. Artie mags

    Artie mags New Member

    Very nice Matt!
  6. born2shoot

    born2shoot Member

    how do you make your rock mix if you dont mind telling us
  7. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    That looks good Matt, looking forward to the tutorial!
  8. trapperfred

    trapperfred New Member

    thanks matt! i am looking forward to the tutorial
  9. lucoca4

    lucoca4 2009 Shotgun Double

    X 2 im interested in how you do your rock mix
  10. czykdbcz

    czykdbcz Artist or just crazy

    Matt I thought it looked great and will be looking for the tutorial.
  11. CarlScroggins

    CarlScroggins Oct. 25 1985...It was a good day.

    It does look great and I would like to see some more pics of those stands and how they work. Do you have any plans?
  12. Thats awesome
  13. Sorry, overlooked the date of this one.
  14. Riverland

    Riverland New Member

    You have one clean shop!
  15. Bobbi Meyer

    Bobbi Meyer I luv to ride my tricycle, I luv to ride my trike

    uh oh...I just nominated you for a tutorial matt!!

    Oh nevermind...I see you already volunteered yourself!!!

  16. Critter

    Critter New Member

    Matt the rocks look very very nice ;) well done!!
  17. Where is all the clutter and splotches of paint spray all over? Oh, and those big gobs of glue stuck to the floor? LOL That's got to be one of the cleanest shops I have ever seen.

    Looks like a fun project, Matt!