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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rocks In My Head...

Yup.  That's what I have this morning.  I finished putting the rocks on the outside.

So far, the Terrible Two plus one approve.  They don't help, but they do cheer me on when I am doing it correctly.

Tessie came down from her perch long enough to tell me that I couldn't use the same method of curving the movie tray pieces in front of the door. 
She patiently explained something of which I was already aware.The door is flush with the wood at the bottom.

I drew guidelines where the cracks would be.  The step will be camouflaged with paint to match the rest of the stonework.
Here you can see what kind of damage I do with a crochet hook before I start painting.

I bend down the edges of each block by running the head of the hook on the line between the stones.

Then I do a little extra damage by putting in extra lines and holes here and there.  Although, with the movie trays, they don't need much in the way of holes.  They are rougher than the old egg cartons. 

They also have a lot more usable bends.  The bottom folds that you see along the top corner of the foundation was at the bottom of the tray.  All I had to do was cut it in the right place and put a bit of extra pressure on the bend.  This part of the tray is perfect for corners of stones.

I am going to have to get back to work.  I have a lot of painting to do.  Best get started.

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

Nice stonework! Perfection!

Caseymini said...

Thanks, Lucille! Glad you like them!

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Your stonework is some of the best I've seen. thank you for sharing your techniques and tips with us.
Big hug,

Caseymini said...

Thanks Giac, I missed your comments. Glad you're back!