Marble is a hard type of stone that can be particularly challenging to carve and sculpt. Instead of creating a sculpture, such as a statue, from actual marble, you can make a bonded marble statue that is created from marble powder and powdered resin that will look and feel like actual marble. The bonded marble statue can also be carved and chiselled more quickly than a statue carved out of solid marble.
Combine marble powder and powdered resin into a bucket in the proportions of two parts marble powder to one part powdered resin. Mix well.
Pour one part water into the mixture. The mixture should be running and will resemble thin pudding. Add in a little more water if the mixture is too thick. Stir well with a paint stirrer.
Pour the marble mixture into the mould you are casting. Allow the mould to set for at least 6 hours.
Take the bonded marble statue out of the mould. Chisel the bonded marble with rock chisels to refine the edges and add on detailing.
Things you need
- Marble powder
- Powdered resin
- Paint stick
- Rock chisels