More strongroom than storeroom
I’ve been working on the doorway and it’s become a bit ironclad, not to mention that some of the iron nail holes look as though they were made by an iron-worker the worse for drink.
Panelling and plastering
The plaster style strips done in air-drying clay were not all usable. The DAS came out the best for being the least warped and for sanding and cutting. I don’t think I’ll do it again this way, though I might try the Art Mache built up on an open mesh backing or gauze to stop the warping.
Why do it in clay?
I’ve used the lovely cardboard dado plaster trim before but, because the way I work produces a rather shabby-ish, worn, not quite right look, the smooth looking impressed pattern card tends to jump out of the picture, as it were. To see what I mean have a look at the dining room, where it jumps out at you because it doesn’t quite fit with the general frayed look of the rest of the ceiling and room decor (also partly because of the way I’ve used it too).
Hence having a go with home-grown plaster pieces.
Next move getting the removable section of office back wall containing that door finished and in place. But that’s going to have to wait a day or two. So much tidying up to do 😦