Category: "Flowers and plants"

That's it! I'm leaving!

by brae  

Or "leafing" is perhaps the word I need here.  :D  I finally had some time to work on the maple tree again.  This is three hours of work, so that ought to tell you just how much time this will take.  I foresee many movies and TV marathons in my future.… more »

Under the maple tree - part 5

by brae  

Continuing work on the maple tree.  A real tree has a great deal more branches than the base I've created, and those branches taper into batches of leaves.  My purpose is to get the general feel of a maple tree and to accent the landscaping.  In the… more »

Under the maple tree - part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the maple tree.  I filled the bottom of the trunk with water putty to make a solid base.  I wasn't worried about it toppling over, but I didn't want the outer shell to crack if it were bumped or squeezed in the wrong way.… more »

Under the maple tree - part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the maple tree.  The water putty dried hard overnight.  Some of the thin binding wires showed through the layer as expected and the texture was smooth due to the watery consistency of the first application. I mixed more water putty,… more »

Under the maple tree - part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the maple tree. I added 7 more 22 gauge wires to the skeleton, making a few branches in the middle and on top. I also bent the trunk to make it more natural.… more »

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