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.
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.