Monday, January 26, 2015
Thank You, Aleene...
Then I dug around and found this glaze that Plaid used to put out, about a million years ago. I don't know if they still make it.
I just happened to have it in a nice green color that ages copper quite nicely.
The thank you Aleene in the title is for the one of glue fame. A long time ago she showed on TV how to make a fine point on her glue bottles with a piece of scotch tape. I was too lazy to go get the scotch tape, so I used the metallic tape that I had at hand.
It worked out pretty well. It wasn't all as sloppy as the photo. I was trying to put on glue with one hand and take a photo with the other... So much for that idea.
After I got the soutash in place, I went and found some antique, flat glass beads that I had in my stash. They are metal coated. I have had them for about 30 years and decided that it was time to use them.
I noticed that the row down the center is not quite straight. I'm going to have to fix that.
Anyway, the dome is far from finished, but I thought that you would like a peek.
For some reason, the paint that I put on the stones yesterday, doesn't show up at all in this photo. I guess I am going to have to put on a second coat and do some more defining of the rock edges at the same time..
Oops! I see a spot that I missed with the beads. Gotta go fix it!
Back to work. See you tomorrow.