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Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's Too Dark in Here......

OK. Tessie didn't like the black valences. She said that it made the room too dark. I hate to say it, but she's right for once. The bay is going to be way back in the house when you look in the open side. Sooooo.....

I decided to change it to a white window surround.

I woke up about three this morning and started trying to figure out how to do what I wanted to do.

Here's what happened. Again I used the one window surround piece, that I have been guarding with my life for the past two days, as a pattern.

I cut out three frames from mat board. Then I squeezed out a whole lot of original Sculpey snakes with my handy dandy extruder and went to work. I covered the middle window surround completely. Then I thought that it might look better if the other two weren't quite as heavily covered.

None of the three are the same. I just made up the design as I went along. I painted the mat board with liquid sculpey so that the snakes would stick to the board.

If I do it again, I will cut out the mat board with an Exacto knife instead of heavy scissors. With the scissors, the board bends somewhat in the cutting and is hard to get back to laying flat.

After baking the frames, I painted them with light ivory to match the rest of the woodwork that will be used in the kitchen.

Tessie is pleased. She says that it brightens up the bay in the kitchen a lot.

Zar is pleased because he doesn't have to hear Tessie complain anymore.

Spike is pleased because it is time for lunch. He doesn't really care about window trim.

I have one more window to finish. That one is the one that is already attached to the house. I think that will wait until tomorrow. I am going to have to stand on my head to put the trim on that one....I am not in the mood for standing on my head at present. I would rather go finish the laundry.

See you Tomorrow.

12 comments:

Andrea Thieck Miniatures said...

I think you two made a good choise!
Best regards to Tessie.....

Kathi said...

Very fancy! I like it.

Daydreamer said...

What a wonderfully creative way to make window trim! I love the Art Nouveau meets Peter Max effect! I think Tessie has good taste!

Marion said...

Perfect solution, the Sculpey snakes. Would have never thought of it, but then, I still have to learn to think outside the square! :-) Looks good too.

Susan said...

Goodness me, that Tessie is a fuss-budget perfectionist! I still love the black valances but what you've done with the fimo is extraordinary, it's going to be perfect with the green.

Sofía said...

Esta perfecto! una idea muy buena.

The Old Maid said...

Cool idea!

Lena said...

You are so creativ, there is always something new to see. Thanks fo all inspiration!

Lena!

Debie Lyons said...

Casey your so creative and imaginative. They look great.

Debie xxxxxx

Debbie said...

Brilliant idea Casey. Tessie's place is going to be totally unique. xxx

Kim said...

Gorgeous Casey! Matches the house so well too with all those round coils! Hope you don't mind that I am going to "borrow" your extruder and clay idea when I make the red licorice ropes for my candy house- I can hardly wait to get to that part!

Caseymini said...

Kim and anybody else that would like to try this technique, I originally found large projects that use it on Polymer Clay Central years ago. There are all kinds of useful ideas there that can be adapted to minis. http://polymerclaycentral.com/chall_apr01.html This page has some eggs covered in a similar style.