Monday, January 14, 2013
Waiting for Gesso and Glue to Dry...
Evidently the expansion and contraction factor came into play.
Sooo... I grabbed the gesso jar and brushes and had another go at it.
We live in Arizona. This isn't supposed to happen! It was 22.5 degrees this morning when I got up. It went down to 20.5 an hour or so later.
I refuse to budge from this house until the temperature rises to at least 40. Enough of this nonsense!
Please keep your fingers crossed for me. All I have to do is wait patiently for another 24 hours now....I hate waiting!!!
Here it is, with just a light pressing. No stretching or pinning involved.
If you look closely, you will see a line of white glue around the edge. I spread it on the back over a couple of lines of sitching and out onto the waste canvas. I am waiting for that to dry. Then I will simply trim off the excess canvas all around.
I dislike rugs that are turned under on the edges. If you stop to think about it, in real life that would make them about 2" thick. Chairs never set right if you need to place them half on and half off of the rug. They are noticeably lopsided.
Just one of my quirks.
See where the Terrible Two are standing? Yes, they are holding up the rug in the bathroom...
No. They didn't finish the clean up job that they were supposed to do.
I guess I will have to stand over them with a whip and a chair, like a lion tamer, to get the job done. Or...No...I don't want to do it myself.
I'm off to watch gesso and glue dry....Maybe I will start another rug...
See you tomorrow.