Haen's specialty is working with polymer cement coatings and epoxy finishes. He started his project with two trowel-down applications of black polymer cement. He then applied a vinyl adhesive stencil to the surface and cut out the shape of the flames—removing the flame portion of the stencil. Using yellow, orange, and red colored overlay cement, he then troweled the colors into the exposed part of the stencil, mixing them with his trowel to get a multicolored flame look. He finished with an application of “color shift” epoxy that took on a copper, silver, and green-blue iridescence depending on the light.
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