Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Weapons of Choice...
The one that I am using is a size O. I am also using a very fine stylus.
No harm came to the crochet hook in the making of this floor.
In fact, this is another one out of my collection of vintage needlework tools. If I have them around, why not put them to good use?
This particular hook is one of two that I have with a gunmetal finish. I can't seem to find anything out about them.
Anyway, my other tool is a very fine ball stylus.
Holes, cracks and rolled edges to the slate are all done with these two tools.
I use the color that I want the grout to be and wet the edges of the tiles or in some cases, the whole tile if I want to do a bit of damage.
Here you see a tile that cracked and has a chunk out of one edge. After painting, it will look more real. This is just the first step.
And where was Tessie while I was doing the whole floor this way? Helping....with, "Hey! You missed a spot in the left corner!". And, "It needs more cracks on the right side.".
This is all I am going to get done today. The floor needs to dry, before I add more paint.
Besides, I have a bunch of witches that will be parking their brooms on my doorstep at 1:00 PM. Gotta go cook.
See you tomorrow.