Archives for: "November 2020"

Container tree, part 1

by brae  

I made a small tree, but instead of planting this one in the ground, I wanted a container tree that I could reposition. I'm using the same wire and putty technique I've used in the past for the trunk, and candytuft for the foliage - notes at the bottom.… more »

Fancy wrought iron door, part 1

by brae  

Backing up a little here for work previously started. After struggling to get my previous 2020 HBS Creatin' Contest entry beyond the parts, I finally threw in the towel and started working on a fresh contest kit. I loved the elements I created for the… more »

Hexagon clay tiles, part 3

by brae  

Since my first tile grouping had too much bronzer, I figured it was a good choice to test the grout before trying on my finished tiles. I mixed brown and black paint with spackle to make a gentle (non-scouring) grout that was easy to spread. I used my… more »

Hexagon clay tiles, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the hexagon clay tiles. The bottoms of the clay pieces turn out shiny from the ceramic tile base, so I sanded them lightly before gluing. I also lightly sanded the mdf floor board. I used Weldbond to glue to the tiles to the floor… more »