Monday, August 27, 2012
Note to self: NEVER leave any mini in progress out in a common area without a note saying please don't touch. I was buzzing right along last night with my egg carton brick work when I realized that I needed more! So, I went to the fridge, ripped the top off of my carton of eggs, and proceeded to start marking and cutting. Well, the glass of Piont Noir I was enjoying brought on the yawns so I headed off to bed. My faithful companion came home later that night and was kind enough to "clean up" after me. Yes, all of the untrimmed and off size pieces were all dumped unceremoniously in with all the trimmed bits. The picture doesn't really show just how many tiny bricks there are but it is enough to keep me busy for awhile separating them. Oh well. Karma.
All nice and neat now. AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaggggghhhhhh!
P.S. Please note the cup of tea in the background. You know you are a mini addict when you switch from coffee to tea because you need the used leaves for soil mix for your mini landscaping!
I love doing this believe it or not. You can't think about anything else when doing even the most straight forward brick work.
I am really avoiding having too much perfection in the layout. I want there to be a bit of wonkiness and gappage (are those words?)
Another design idea I am knocking around is this wall to close off the front porch. I want nothing to be inviting about this house.
Here you get a better view of the placement. There will be a second set of steps to the right that will lead to the "garden". I am going to cover this with stone work and then cap the top with squared off blocks.
I want to introduce you to my new best friend. Mr. Water Putty. This stuff is amazing and I have to thank Brae http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php for introducing this on a tutorial for her incredible creepy tree. There are so many uses for this stuff. The more I play with it, the more I learn. It doesn't shrink, sets quick, and dries rock hard. Oh, and it's cheap! A can cost me $7.89 at the Home Depot.
Posted by Bell and Crow Miniatures at 8:10 AM