I don't know how many of you use gesso, but if you do, you probably know just what I am talking about. Once you have left the bottle open a few times, it starts to thicken. Not to the point of being unusable. Just to the point of not coming out of the bottle. Here's my solution. Since the bottles are plastic, they are easily cut. I do just that. I cut the top off.
There was enough left in this bottle, stuck to the sides, that I finished priming the whole Tudor cottage and had plenty left.
I will now put it in a plastic bag and seal it. I just hope that I think of something that needs priming before the last of it dries out completely. There was no other way to get at all the good stuff left in the bottle. I don't understand why they don't put it in a wide mouthed bottle
Anyway, this morning I cut all of the balsa for the step outs of the upper floors. I glued them in place and then gesso-ed all of the interior and exterior walls except the entryway.
I finally got the chimney off of the main house. I haven't succeeded with the one on the tower. I really would like smaller chimneys. I may have to take a saw to it to get that one off. Very strong glue. I am planning to cover the main roof with a flat piece so that it will look better when I go to shingle it. Besides, I did take a little of the roof off with the base of that chimney.
Meanwhile, Tessie has returned, with Spike for back up. I overheard her telling him that I was kindly making him a 15 room doggy domicile with a grand entrance.... Dream on Tessie. Spike is not going to live here.
Several people suggested that it would be a good idea to have a 1/4" version of Tessie. Don't you think that one is more than enough? Doggy Mansion????
As for me, I have to go back into the black hole. No the workroom isn't finished.
Before I go, has anybody else been having trouble with the "Edit Html" on blogspot? For the past few days, I write the blog and when I go to check what it is going to look like, it either takes out all of my spacing or leaves rediculously long spaces between paragraphs. Sometimes half of it is crowded together and the other half is weird spacing. I am not doing anything different. I am wondering what has changed. Anybody know what's happening? I just went back and tried again....Maybe it will work this time. I hate doing it one paragraph at a time with the Html thingy.
See you tomorrow.