Rock on a Roll Evaluation with Pics
Okay, after quite a bit of work I have created two items with Rock on a Roll.
Here are the two pieces: one is red and one is grey:
First I want to say this was a trial and error project. There are a few things I'd do differently, but I really like this stuff.
The first is a cinder block planter covered with the red rock. I cut the Rock on a Roll so that there would be no seams showing, but DUH I glued it incorrectly so the seams do show. However, it looks good. I have put a couple of pots of caladiums in it just to see what it will look like:
Here's the floating rock island. OMG what a lot of work, but well worth it. It is way too big for my pond, so I plan to take it to a friend's pond for photos, but want to show you the process and how it looks.
I made the base from blue foam. I made one end higher than the other and shaped it with files and saws. I am using an old coffee pot filter for a planter:
Here it is partially glued together. I am using a silicone glue. It was a slow process: glue and weigh down with rocks, let dry, repeat. As I went along I got better at fitting the rock on a roll to the shape I'd made:
Here is the finished product. The depth looks great in person, but hard to capture on film, well chip I guess would be better to say these days. Showing my age, huh? Just ignore any gaps you see. They don't count :-)
And here it is in the pond with some creeping jenny and frog bit. It matches my garnet granite rock pretty closely. I tried to get the resident frog to sit on the island, but he wouldn't cooperate. LOL
I look forward to making a spillway for my skippy filter and covering it with this stuff. It will look fabulous and so much better than those ugly white pvc pipes I'm using now.
So, here is Rock on a Roll. I know some of you were curious about it. I like it! It will take the skin off since it is textured like real rock, so wear gloves!!!