For some reason this second panel took an extra day to make, a bit more complicated maybe? Anyway I thought you might like to see them together. I'll install it as soon as I get a rain-free day. PANEL No:2
Following the completion of the first panel on the bench I made a simple mould and cast in the backing with fine aggregate and cement then weighed it down for a couple of days to ensure the face of the mosaic would be perfectly flat.
After two more days the panel is taken out of the mould, flipped over and cleaned (below photo)
The steps have already been laid with a void ready for each panel. Photo below shows first panel installed, pointing still needing to be done (interesting how the colours look so different from those taken under the studio lights to those in natural light)
This photo below shows the first installed panel looking down the steps.
I have just begun working on two small panels (500 x 500mm) for some garden steps where an Acer tree used to stand, a sort of tree tribute! Stage One: Working in reverse this is the amount completed after the first day's work.
Stage Two: At the end of day three the whole area of panel one is completed ready for casting on the bench. In this second photo you can see the amount of debris, I purposely did no clearing up during the making to see how much glass was on the bench, very little will be wasted though, it all gets recycled!
Stage Three: All ready for casting, I'll show that process in a couple of days time.