So here’s the setup:
Call from some friends – can you help us out? What’s the project? Take this sign:
“We no longer live on a mountain (“peak”), but still love the sign. Can you erase the “A” in Peak, and make it an “E” instead”?
“Sure” i replied.
How to do it? Make a copy of an existing “E” and replicate it in a plaster type material. Here’s the casting material I used. Basically, it’s a two part putty that cures to a fairly hard rubber mold.
Take equal parts of putty, and mix it thoroughly, quickly apply to a good E; it’s nice I had one right next to the letter to erase, since there would be continuity of the background
Applying it to the good letter:
Wait 30 minutes, gently peel off. No residue, and didn’t pick up any wood:
Here’s the mold. Looks perfect:
The porcelain/bisque material is called Permastone. Basically, it’s a powder, and you add enough water to make a thick cream. Set’s in about 30 minutes.
Poured into the mold:
NEXT: Removing the old “A” and fitting in the new “E”
-- Have a blessed day!