zondag 9 december 2012

X-mas house part 3

Back to the house again! When the clay on the walls of the houses, I saw that I should have kept the clay-sheet just a few mm higher and wider than the wood, as it shrinks while it dries. Stupid me, I know that!

Next step was to paint the stones and cracks. I used different shades of my aquarel-paint.

When it dried, I applied a layer of vaseline, in this case in the absence of any other: strawberry flavoured lipbalm ;-).

And then a thick layer of Gesso all over the house.

I should have faded the brickwork into the rest of the wall, and I should have applied multiple layers of Gesso. Lesson learned. Once the gesso is dry, it can be scratched of the parts with vaseline beneath it.

And the the end-result. Not bad for a first time, will try this again, but better.

Bye for now,

7 opmerkingen:

Beatriz Fernández zei

Me gusta mucho como va quedando!!

Ascension zei

Estas haciendo un fantastico trabajo, enhorabuena!!
besitos ascension

Marit zei

Thank you for your nice comments! Also Auxi, who's comment doesn't show here... funny!

Chris zei

Wat leuk om te zien en te lezen dat je weer aan het knutselen bent. Ik ben heel benieuwd naar de vorderingen rond je huisje en vind de vaseline tip echt een om te onthouden!

Ilona zei

Marit, een gouden tip! Ik had er nog nooit van gehoord, dankjewel! Over die reactie die af en toe niet te zien zijn, die heb ik ook geregeld, hoe zou dat toch komen?
Groetjes, Ilona

Norma zei

This must surely be the first time strawberry flavoured lipbalm has been used on brickwork! Maybe it will prevent cracking ;)

sera xi's zei

I try again. I love your blog. Hugs.