We were asked to create a faux bricked up porchway using Lithomex. Below is the result and the different stages involved.
Build up for overhang and doorway marked out
start of laying up
Everything laid up and ready for shaping
A Lithomex sample panel
A short film about carving Lithomex
We used St Astier Lithomex brick repair mortar here, on the left of this photo, in various different colours to replicate the actual brickwork to the right. Also, Stanton Moor lithomex was used to create the lintel above the door.
Below are three close ups of Lithomex brick creations
Lithomex is a specially formulated, lime based material that can be used to repair damaged stone, or alternatively create authentic looking stone designs. It is an extremely versatile material that can be moulded and worked in any form imaginable. It can be colour matched to any existing surface and unlike cement based products it is breathable and compatible with natural stone. Below are some examples of what can be done.
Granite/Marble designs formed in Lithomex
A standard concrete block
Lithomex is applied wet to surface.
As it cures it is scraped, chiselled and sanded to create design
Layered Lithomex block
basic shape carved out
Lithomex formed into a block
The start of carving
The main shape carved out
The finished Grotesque
A name plaque being carved in Lithomex
The finished work
Any Design can be carved in lithomex, In Situ on a building.
A rose carved in Lithomex
A block covered with Lithomex that has another colour running through it to give impression of veins.
Same block halfway through tooling.
The following are some of the colours and textures that can be achieved with Lithomex.