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Monday, May 4, 2015

Rounding the First Corner...

But first I had to fill in the blank...

The bottom of the wall between the trees, that is.

It was easier to do it after the trees.  Not so much to fill in.
OK. With that done, I could go on to putting a second coat of gesso on the trees.  They don't look much different, but there are less holes and cracks in the trunks.

My supervisor insists that there are still gaps in the trunks.  I find that I can also add extra string as I do the gesso.

I will probably go back and put more on after this coat dries.
I did round the first corner and I am pleased with the way it turned out.  It is not a square tree.  That was the one thing that I was worried about. 

Nobody likes square trees!

Anyway, I have to get back to work or this will never be finished. Actually, this is a lot of fun.  I am up to my elbows in gesso...

See you tomorrow.

5 comments:

Elizabeth S said...

Wonderful Round Trees! You are right Casey, nobody likes a square tree but Round ones, deserve a Two Thumbs Up! :D

De said...

I can't wait to see the finished house, Casey! The trees are already look real before you add any color to them. I love this project.

12Create said...

Gesso is great. It is one thing I wouldn't be without in my craft room. The trees are looking great.

jeninky said...

Can you go into little more detail on how you made the tree's? I LOVE them. Now a stand alone tree would you make it the same way? thanks so much!

Caseymini said...

Jeninky, if you start at the beginning of the tree building and come forward, you will have every step of the tree building and the info that you are looking for. I can't tell you how many strands to use or how many times to twist them together. Each time is an experiment as to what will work.

If building a free standing tree, I would use a wire armature. You might try using the wire base of a bunch of fake flowers.