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Monday, March 30, 2015

Short and Boring...

But necessary. 

I am cheating again. I started working on the left wall of the Fantasy Forest Cottage this morning.

I wanted to see what the flagstone wall is going to look like.

And while I am at it, I will kind of explain what is going on. 

I started by cutting a piece of the movie tray at a corner bend. I did it about a quarter inch away from the bend.  That gave me the top edge of the wall/window that you see in photo #3.

I increased the bend somewhat to make it sharper on the edge.  In the first photo you can see that I cut one edge to go along the line of the tree.  That part will be filled in with the three dimensional tree.
Then I started cutting, at random, the stones.  I went one course at a time. 

I did it upside down.  Usually I would start at the bottom and work up, but when I need a finished edge, I start from that edge and work away from there. 

In the second photo, you can see that I am down far enough that I need to see what the stones are going to look like before I cut.  I marked the next course of stones with a pencil.  That gives me some idea of what is going to happen next.

In the last photo, I have all of the stones in that area cut and glued.  I took time out to do a bit of texturing... The antique crochet hook is my weapon of choice.  It gives a sharper line than a modern crochet hook. 

I textured some of the stones at the same time.  I would normally wait until I have everything glued on to do the texturing.  I will for the rest of the wall.  I just wanted to see how this is going to look...

I approve and so does Tessie... Back to the grindstone.

See you tomorrow.


elizabeth s said...

It's looking good so far Casey! I love the texture of Stone.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
It is coming along beautifully.
Big hug,

12Create said...

Looking forward to seeing the result.