What excitement you ask? I'm watching paint(gesso) dry of course. I am doing the lacework in the plaster of the Colonial Kitchen. I thought you might like to take a look.
The bottom half of the photo is the first coat of gesso. It's not a pretty sight. The rest is the lacework. I don't know if you know that is what plasterers call the texture that they put in the finish.
I am doing it with the gesso and a 3/4" stencil brush... You know. The kind that looks kind of like a makeup brush. Round and flat at the end. Only it's very stiff instead of soft. I am pouncing the gesso on the board with it. That makes it rough.
Here's the fireplace standing where it will go when finished.
I am pretty pleased with the plaster so far. I need to wait until I get the brick lining in the fireplace before I install it permanently.
What else can you say about plaster? If I wanted it colored I would either mix paint with it or paint it after with a glaze. I am thinking that this one is going to be plain white tho. Most colonial kitchens were simply whitewashed. Real paint was made by the people. They didn't have a corner Sherwin-Williams to pop into.
Anyway, that's as far as I have gotten today.
Here's a bit of eye candy for you. These are a couple of corsets I made. One is for when the Victorian lady is being very, very good and the other is for when she is very, very bad.
Well, at least they are better than watching paint dry!
Enough of this foolishness!
Back to work!
See you tomorrow.
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