when you’ve spent part of your afternoon drilling mini holes in mini beams for mini pegs in mini walls, might be such a day.
With a kebab stick stained with Jacobean wood stain in one hand and a miniature drill in the other and a hammer standing by for that final touch: surely there’s a more sensible way to spend ones time, dya think?
However, the brickwork got started too. This seems to be an excellent method for producing bricks and I would strongly recommend it, bearing in mind that my knowledge of such things is very limited.
The tutorial for this method can be found here – egg box bricks and there’s another very interesting one linked off the same site which uses paper clay. Seems to be available from most craft outlets online. A variant on the DAS clay type of approach; it certainly looks smoother surfaced. It ‘s interesting and I may yet have a go at it if patience and/or the egg boxes run out, though it might give a less textured appearance and I fancy the texture of the egg box card.
Looking the slideshow over, it is such a pity that even matt sealant leaves the surfaces gloss. Makes me want to scratch it to bits. There must be a solution out there so, when found make a note.