Below are some of my concrete projects completed during 2019 and 2020.
Process of making a natural looking concrete stepping stone:
More tips for making natural looking stepping stones:
- The shape of the stone needs to be irregular to mimic the natural ones. No circle, square, rectangle, etc.
- add some dyes (such as Quikrete Liquid Cement Color) to the mix so that the color of each piece is slightly different. Natural stones never look the same in their colors.
- Use the traditional Portland cement instead of the CSA cement. CSA cement is more suitable for making planters for it’s extra strength.
- Don’t smoothen or carve the concrete when it’s too soft. processing it too early will round the edges too much.