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Posted · 3D print and raw earth plaster

I staid a long time without posting, but not without printing ! So I will try to get back on the forum. Here is one of the experiments I made for a workshop with children:

I took the idea of the old rubber rolls for printing I found in my house, and adapted it to 3D print. And as I love raw earth buildings, I used it to make some drawings on raw earth plaster:

First step is modelling in Blender the roll, then put some drawings on it (with sculpt mode or here with procedural textures):


Then of course slice it with Cura


As you can see it's not fast to print.

Then put it on a paint roll (of course the 3D model must fit your 3D roll)


Then you can use it on a fresh mud plaster: natural, beautiful and with no harm. Of course some try and error are needed, and my long experience with earth plaster helped a lot.


Depending on the texture, you can get seamless results


Don't forget to clean the roll, but I quite loved it dirty and it gave me idea for the next topic:


And if realy you don't want environment friendly materials, you cans of course use it on concrete for anti-slippery floors for example:



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    Posted · 3D print and raw earth plaster

    Thanks for the comments.

    The dirty roll gave me an idea by the way: to use it to set the transparancy of some transparent printed objects: I fill it with mud, then clean it but leave some clay in the holes. I realy like the way the light plays with it:











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    Posted · 3D print and raw earth plaster

    And here is a video that let better see the shape of the lamp, with some images of the whole process:



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    Posted · 3D print and raw earth plaster

    Really great results! Love the light shining through the pattern.


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