MANATEES and BEARS Custom 'Pewter', 'Bronze' and 'Glass' specialty finish effects achieved with resin!
"Cast-stone" is a proprietary formula of high strength and nontoxic blend of artist's materials suitable for interior use and limited outdoor exposure. The mixture of Portland cement, marble, gypsum and bonding agents create a durable, dense, stone-like material with superior properties to ordinary casting plasters. Again there are delays in casting that affect production time. The portland, bonding agent (added for resiliency) and the mineral fillers (added for strength and scratch resistance) cause delays in cure times, handling, and ultimately finishing. A minimum of 3 days drying time is required before any finishing is even an option and 30 days to achieve optimum shipping strength. This added curing time is very beneficial to the ultimate strength of the fully cured stone.
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Cast Stone must dry-cure for 3-30days
"Cement-stone" is a proprietary formula of high strength blend of artist's materials suitable for exterior usage. Frequently used in our statuary and architectural elements. Its cost is much less than our Poxy-porcelain� but must be cast solid. Thus weighing about 4 times more with added shipping weight and crate. Steel reinforcement may be used on larger architectural pieces and complex statuary. Takes 24 hours before de-molding and 30 days for optimal ship strength. Finished surfaces should be re-sealed as needed; about every 3 years.
"Hand painting" is meticulously applied to each sculpture with attention to the finest details. Modern acrylics are a preferred paint medium for their proven durability and nontoxic nature. Every method and medium necessary are used to finish each item to the highest degree of perfection possible. Oil paint is especially suited for soft blends and staining. Enamels are excellent for trim and base moldings. Specialty coatings are also used, depending on the particular desired finish ( pearl, metallic, dye). Clear coat is used where ever an added protection and finish is desired after base coating. The use of painting templates, paint baths and 'dry-brush' technique allow hand painting without spraying. We have the experienced techniques to create a variety of custom paintings and specialty finishes.
The ultimate detailed realism and natural beauty of Chris Dixon finishes are especially pleasing; just like a fine painting wrapped around each sculpture!