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Moai_Mama
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Joined: Dec 22, 2007
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From: Florida
Posted: 2008-01-19 6:26 pm   Permalink

I recently converted an ugly 1980's BIG-(gl)ass floor vase into a cool yard statue, by slapping premixed concrete driveway patch all over the vase exterior. When it was dry (approximately 48 hours later)I added a face using Crayola air dry clay, which I attached to the concrete patch covering by frequently wetting my fingers in a bucket of water. A week later, I sprayed Rustoleum Stone Creations spray paint on it, then added a little bit of craft paint on the eyes & face, followed by clear sealer. Not a bad conversion for ugly vases, eh?










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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-01-19 8:07 pm   Permalink

Wha? That's more an ugly jug.





 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2008-01-20 3:05 pm   Permalink

Well, I was going to be a little more diplomatic about it. But Swank's right. You might be happy with the results and all, and that's fine. But Moai it ain't. Sorry.

 
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Moai_Mama
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Joined: Dec 22, 2007
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From: Florida
Posted: 2008-01-20 4:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-20 15:05, GatorRob wrote:
Well, I was going to be a little more diplomatic about it. But Swank's right. You might be happy with the results and all, and that's fine. But Moai it ain't. Sorry.



Well, I was just sharing an unusual technique that I thought up for recycling old vases.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-01-20 5:03 pm   Permalink

It's not so "ugly" as an ugly jug, but, in the end, it's a face and not too much a moai or tiki. Very imaginative and I salute your craftiness.

 
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teaKEY
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2008-01-20 7:12 pm   Permalink

Swanky, I like your pair of jugs

 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2008-01-21 05:36 am   Permalink

Awww... don't take it personal. Not a thing wrong with it for what it is and I bet if you had a booth in a crafts fair, they'd sell. I was just pointing out that it really shouldn't be called a Moai statue.

We can be a pretty tough audience here! And, frankly, we should. It keeps us from straying too far from our roots.


 
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