Saturday, November 9, 2013
Back to Grade School....
I thought that I would remind you of something that all of us learned in grade school. How to make your own carbon paper.
I put a piece of graph paper against the ceiling and creased it on all sides to get a pattern for the ceiling. I cut it out...Now here's the grade school part.
I creased the paper and made a pattern on 1/12th of the paper. I folded it over and rubbed the back of the paper with a pencil.
When I opened it, I had a light copy of the first half, mirror image of the pattern. One sixth of the ceiling.
Then I turned the paper back over and laid it over a new piece the same shape and one section at a time I traced it six times.
I had to darken the lines a bit, but I had a complete six sided pater.
Unfortunately, after all that work, I decided not to do it...Unless someone is laying on the floor, looking up, it will never be seen.
I might better put the time into doing a fancy floor....We will see.
If I remember right, they were a part of a kit for a gazebo that has long since disappeared. I used wooden shingles on that one.
I do save everything....Even unused shingles...thirty years old. I think it's time to use them.
We are marking and cutting as we go. Tessie holds and I mark and cut.
It's amazing how cooperative she is when the project is for her. I imagine she will loose interest in a couple of days. I may as well enjoy it while I can.
I messed about with a layout for the inside. Again...Not a lot of room and lots of tall walls.
I am thinking two walls with window seats.
I am not sure that I will be able to do stained glass windows like I usually do, but if it looks ok when I try it on a small spot that will be covered later, I will do it.
The thickness of the plexi is the problem I am not sure that it will read as stained glass lead. It may just be two lines with a lot of clear in between...They may just look like they are floating and fake.
I may have to resort to a different treatment.
Meanwhile, I should get back to it before my helper decides she would rather eat cookies and drink bug beer.
See you tomorrow.