Jean puts a layer of hypertufa onto her leaf platter. This layer will add support to the thinner conrete layer which captures the patterns in the leaves she used in her mold.
Our innovation this summer is to cut mouth and eye forms from foam. These are placed in the pail when casting the gnome or grot head. When the head form is removed from the mold, the foam pieces pop out forming the megative spaces for the eyes and mouth of the sculpture. Much easier than carving these holes from a solid block of tufa!