The Mountain Begins…

Here’s the beginning of the mountain made out of wood frame covered in wire mesh and one layer of plaster cloth:


It’s always a good idea to practice on an area to get the feel of what your going to do for the rest of the mountain:


Close up of the rock detail:


This is an image of the progress building the Mountain out:


On top of the Plaster cloth we added a layer about 1/2 inch thick of 50/50 White Plaster and Sculptamold. The rocks are created using rock molds that are readily available online and in hobby stores. We use dental stone in white to pour up the molds. The rocks are then mudded on the structure with the plaster and sculptamold mixture and allowed to dry.

For areas where there are striations, these are worked into the wet sculptamold plaster mixture while it’s drying…