Hi, I’m Rita! Today we’re making a stepping stone using Jennifer’s Mosaics Outdoor Cement Jennifer’s Mosaics Cement is specially formulated for outoor use and is superstrong and stands up to the harshest weather But the best part about this cement is that it dries to a porcelain finish, not grey like other brands Today we’re using the indirect mosaic method to create our hibiscus stepping stone Lets get started, before we begin make sure your wearing your safety glasses and your dust mask Select your mold, today we’re using an 8″ round stepping stone by Jennider’s Mosaics Choose your pattern, cut the contact paperto fit your mold, then apply your mosaic to the contact paper Now its time to prepare your mold, use petroleum jelly or something similar around the edges of the mold Place the contact paperwith the mosaic into your mold Now its time to mix your cement. Determine the amount ofcement and water needed for your project by referring to the measurement chart on the side of the box Measure the appropriate amount of outdoor cement For this project we will use five cups of cement and twelve ounces of water If you are goingto color your stone, add Jennifer’s Mosaics Colorants to the water following the directions on the label Add the water gradually, two ounces at a time to the cement Mix vigorously until smooth and all lumps are removed Make sure your mold is on a flat level surface. Slowly and evenly, pour the cement into the mold Smooth the cement into the mold, similar to cake batter in a pan Lightly tap the sides of the mold one to two minutes to release any air bubbles Do not move the mold while the cement is drying Allow the cement to set up in the mold for twelve hours before removing Flip mold over onto several layers of newspaperor kraft paper Pull up on the sides of the mold to release the stone Now peel off the contact paper protecting the mosaic And clean any smudged cement on the glass with a wet sponge or green scrubby Continue drying for an additional twelve hours Allow stone to fully cure indoors for twenty eight days before placing outdoors Now you’re ready to make your very own stepping stone, so what are you waiting for? Find Jennifer’s Mosaics Outdoor Cement at your favorite craft store and find us on Facebook for more maosaic fun projects!