Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Real Fun Starts Now...
It's hard to take a good photo through the glass. Sorry it's not clearer. I couldn't take a photo of it lighted because it glares and you can't see any of the detail.
I promise to get back to a tutorial later. I need to pick up a few things, before attempting it again.
The "brown" fabric along the bottom edge is really green. For some reason it refuses to photograph as green. It really looks good with the swirly rug in it's true colors.
I have lost track of how many stitches I have done and I don't keep track of the time spent. Everybody goes at a different pace. My two hours might be someone else's hour and a half or maybe even three hours. So I just don't count anymore.
First I just painted the whole section in shades of gray.
At this point, I am just covering any bits of writing on the carton, so that they won't show through.
There is a lot of skipping around involved. This is the kind of stonework where the cement in between the rocks is dug out before it hardens, when they do it in real life. It makes the stones look like they are just fitted together.
It is a legitimate way of laying stone. I even saw someone doing it on the "This Old House" hour a couple of weeks ago. I like it because I don't have to worry about cement between the stones. And besides, I'm basically lazy and that cuts down on labor.
Starting at the top. Golden brown, Charcoal, Antique white, Woodstone green, Burnt umber, Tile red(very old and kind of hard), Metallic copper, Burnt sienna and a bunch of places between, where I was mixing colors at random.
I only have one column at the back of the house started, so I had better get back at it before the paint pallet dries. Gotta run.
See you tomorrow.