Category: "The Artist's Studio"

Hummingbird shower mural - making the tiles, part 3

by brae  

For the final hummingbird tile mural, I cut around the drawing printout, leaving some bleed area around the edges.  I used spray adhesive to mount the paper to mat board.  Since I needed a close fit around the bottom egde where the shower base would sit… more »

The Deck - part 6

by brae  

I taped the outer walnut boards and the center vein onto the frame support to mark where the support beams should end under the surface boards.   I cut the frame using the scroll saw, cutting in slightly to allow room for a veneer finish around the ou… more »

The Deck - part 5

by brae  

I finished up the second leaf for The Deck. The third leaf had the most complicated design of the three, so I left it for last.   Once the third leaf was complete, I went back to the first leaf and re-cut some of the boards for a better fit.   Ne… more »

The Deck - part 4

by brae  

With the straight portions of The Deck assembled and the leaf patterns drawn, it was time to start cutting the pieces for the first of the leaves.  Elga, who is a fabulous woodworker, suggested I cut the outer walnut frame in pieces, keeping the grain l… more »

Kitty bed and loo for Cora

by brae  

Cora's bed is a basket by Al Chandronnait from miniatures.com, though I added my own tufted insert since the one included wasn't fluffy enough for Cora's delicate sensibilities.  :D   And, the other thing kitties need is a litter box.  I saved the hon… more »

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