Lucky number 7? Anywhoo, this is submission #4 in the Panduro Concrete Challenge. I've been wanting to craft a house number and today I feel pretty lucky to live at number 7 in Bromma and not 17241 in Yorba Linda…
I looked at different number 7's and after making my choice (Arial Black) printed and cut it out from paper.
Then it was just a matter of taping the strips along the lines of my number 7. I noticed it was easier to do loads of little tape bits instead of fewer longer ones and made sure to not leave any openings where the concrete might seep through.
As you can see I used masking tape to brace the mold and prevent it from collapsing after I got the concret in.
Here's the concrete I used. Also included in the kit all us bloggers got was natural liquid rubber. You can use this to coat molds that are made of paper or other materials that would otherwise soak through when the wet cement is inside.
The actual mixing and molding process took place in the garage and outside which is a good idea because the concrete powder is pretty dusty. Here my number 7 is resting in it's mold. As you can see I also added a stick in the base because I knew I wanted to put it in a planter and would need the stability.
In this photo you also see outdoor candle holder from Monday and the bookend from yesterday curing as well as another of my projects which will be revealed later this week.
Ooh, success! The project I was actually most worried about since I made the mold myself actually turned out pretty ok. This was taken as it was still a little damp and the stripes have since disappeared. While the concrete was till slightly damp I sanded the edges with a regular sandpaper btw. Concrete's cool like that!
And here it is. Will it and my other concrete crafts win me the 4000 Kronor / $500 worth of craft supplies that is the grand prize in the Panduro Hobby Concrete Challenge? It's going to be tough though because I know there are some pretty talented crafters in
the challenge. We shall soon find out.