Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Dying To Be Different...
About 3:30 AM, an idea popped into my head...Yeah. I know I was supposed to be asleep. Sometimes it just doesn't happen.
That's when Tessie stands on the pillow and whispers suggestions in my ear. Sometimes I even listen...This was one of those mornings.
I did swat her away and go back to sleep, but not before she gave me this idea.
I also have LOTS of Minwax stain....
I collected the baskets, and four cans of stain and went to work.
I didn't have anything to lose, but a little canvas, one Woodsie and a few drops of stain.
I tried the lightest stain first. Golden Pecan. Bottom left. A little different than the raw wood.
Then I went for Early American...A little darker. Still no glue spots.
Then Tessie made me use the darker colors. I got brave with English Chestnut. Pretty dark. Right by Tessie's hand. The last one was Red Mahogany. It turned out a really dark, rich brown.
I am happy to report that the experiment was a success and no bodily harm was done. In fact, I even thanked Tessie for the idea.
Now, all I have to do is wait 24 hours for them to get really dry. Then I will start with the embroidery floss. It looks like they will be much more interesting than the plain wood/canvas ones.
By the way, don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to make a comment on Saturday's post. Good luck to all of the first 1010 followers.
See you tomorrow.