How to Make Bonded Marble Statues With Materials

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 created from marble powder and powdered resin that will look and feel like actual marble. The bonded marble statue can be carved and chiseled more quickly than a statue carved out of solid marble.

Things You'll Need

  • Marble powder

  • Powdered resin

  • Bucket

  • Paint stick

  • Mold

  • Rock chisels

Step 1

Combine marble powder and powdered resin into a bucket in the proportions of two parts marble powder to one part powdered resin. Mix well.

Step 2

Pour one part water into the mixture. The mixture should be runny and will resemble thin pudding. Add in a little more water if the mixture is too thick. Stir well with a paint stirrer.

Step 3

Pour the marble mixture into the mold you are casting. Allow the mold to set for at least 6 hours.

Step 4

Take the bonded marble statue out of the mold. Chisel the bonded marble with rock chisels to refine the edges and add details.

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