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In response to: Under the maple tree - part 4

The Grandmommy [Visitor]

The texture of the bark is so realistic!

 Permalink 05/31/16 @ 14:38

In response to: From double door to single

Sheila [Visitor]

Love the color and the transom window. Just gorgeous.

 Permalink 05/31/16 @ 11:25

In response to: From double door to single

Kat [Visitor]

I really like the single door idea. The double door takes up a lot of interior real estate.

 Permalink 05/31/16 @ 10:04

In response to: From double door to single

weecutetreasures [Visitor]

Good design choice. To my eye the double doors look a bit clumsy for the size of the bungalow. Excellent job on the woodwork!

 Permalink 05/31/16 @ 09:02

In response to: From double door to single

Debora [Visitor]

I like it. :)
The transom is a nice feature too.

 Permalink 05/31/16 @ 08:01

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 4

Kat [Visitor]

As I stare at my maple tree as I write this….the bark is spot on! Looks amazing

 Permalink 05/31/16 @ 06:51

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 4

Claudia [Visitor]

Perfection!

 Permalink 05/30/16 @ 14:15

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 4

Linda Ford [Visitor]

Love your tree….the colors are amazing and the bend in the tree is dead on…trees are not perfectly straight after all.

 Permalink 05/30/16 @ 13:14

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 4

Debora [Visitor]

It looks awesome! Bravo!

 Permalink 05/30/16 @ 12:58

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 1

Marion Russek [Visitor]

Ui, I admire your patience… the leaves work will keep you busy for a while :-) ^Wood’ looks terrific.

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 23:43

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 3

elizabeth s [Visitor]

each new step makes this tree come ALIVE! Beautiful work Brae! :))

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 23:13

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 3

weecutetreasures [Visitor]

Great texture on the bark. I am enjoying watching your progress.

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 13:11

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 3

Claudia [Visitor]

So neat, Brae! I love what you’re doing and your patience is paying off. It’s looking more and more realistic. (Just sent you an email.)

xo
Claudia

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 13:07

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 3

Wanda [Visitor]

Wow, love this tutorial. I would love to try to make a tree for my garden shed display. You’re so inspiring Brae. Thanks for sharing this.

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 12:34

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 3

Debora [Visitor]

Wow, it looks amazing! I love seeing this transformation! :D

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 11:21

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 2

brae [Member]

Thank you! :D

Betsy – I’ll answer your questions in the next step. :yes:

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 08:38

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 2

Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Hi Brae!
Once you have added the putty to the framework, is it too stiff to adjust the position and shape of the branches? This would mean you have to already know exactly how long each one should be….? Can you add on more pieces once the putty is on…? I am sure you have answered these questions already… It is always fascinating to watch you create! Thank you for sharing your methods and tips!!! One of these days I will pull out the putty I bought….. a long while ago! LOL!

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 07:27

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 2

elizabeth s [Visitor]

Your tree is a lot of work Brae but the way it is maturing is a marvelous to see. Even as naked as it is, the form is Wonderful!

 Permalink 05/29/16 @ 04:33

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 2

Barbara [Visitor]

The tree is looking very sculptural at the moment. I look forward to seeing it “dressed” - your trees are always so well done.

 Permalink 05/28/16 @ 22:19

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 2

Sheila [Visitor]

Wow… amazing tree! Can’t wait to see how it looks with the leaves!

Glad Vi is adjusting well to her new home. She looks pretty pleased with herself.

 Permalink 05/28/16 @ 14:20

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 2

Debora [Visitor]

The tree is looking awesome! The putty does transform it! I’m loving this step by step coverage of the process to make the tree :D

 Permalink 05/28/16 @ 12:06

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 1

brae [Member]

You’re welcome and thank you! :>>

I write all the details so I myself don’t have to reinvent the wheel or try to keep a file of these details – I just look back at how I did it before and what worked and didn’t work. :yes:

 Permalink 05/28/16 @ 10:43

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 1

Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Hi Brae! I Love it when you share the nitty-gritty details of wire gauge and length and number of wires included! LOL! I have wanted to make a few “shrubs” but have not come close to starting… I will follow your progress and I will take notes this time…. I never find time to go back and find the tutorial info later! Thank you so much! I look forward to seeing this tree “grow"!

 Permalink 05/28/16 @ 10:03

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 1

weecutetreasures [Visitor]

This looks great so far. I love your attention to detail. Makes all the difference!

 Permalink 05/28/16 @ 09:27

In response to: Under the maple tree - part 1

Pat [Visitor]

Wow!

 Permalink 05/28/16 @ 06:42

In response to: Spray painting weather...is that you?

Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Hi Brae! I am So happy to see a picture of Jasper looking well!!! And if spray-painting weather is arriving at your address, it will probably arrive at mine Soon! LOL!
I do Love to see what you are making… and How you are making it… so following your “invisible” projects always takes a bit of patience! But it is always worth it in the end! You are so good at the creative part.. and I learn so much from your tips and just from seeing your courage in re-designing ready made things… like kits and windows and walls …and so much more! Thank you for being so generous with your know-how! Now, can we see just a little Corner of what you are making? LOL!

 Permalink 05/24/16 @ 17:44

In response to: Spray painting weather...is that you?

Sheila [Visitor]

Jasper looks like he’s feeling better too. Enjoying his window and the sun.

 Permalink 05/24/16 @ 12:39

In response to: Spray painting weather...is that you?

weecutetreasures [Visitor]

Dramatic photo of a beautiful feline. What a gorgeous sweet face.

 Permalink 05/24/16 @ 10:01

In response to: Building a solid foundation

elizabeth s [Visitor]

Hi Brae! I love the idea of spraying the finished bricks with the frosted glass finish- REALLY GREAT RESULTS! :D

 Permalink 05/21/16 @ 20:52

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

elizabeth s [Visitor]

The bookcase is a Real Beauty! The grain of the wood is luxurious and the style is so classic that I am sure that it will fit with just about any decor! :D

 Permalink 05/21/16 @ 20:46

In response to: Building a solid foundation

Jodi Hippler [Visitor]

I am glad to be in such good company while working on the “time consuming but with a big return on investment” bricks! Unfortunately for me, I am nowhere near finished and grouting seems like a distant dream. Can’t wait to see more sneak peeks! And I am happy that both kitties are now settled and happy!

 Permalink 05/20/16 @ 09:55

In response to: Building a solid foundation

Barbara [Visitor]

Impeccable work as always. Glad to see a happy cat!

 Permalink 05/20/16 @ 06:44

In response to: Building a solid foundation

Keli [Visitor]

Happier looks relaxed and content, I hope you are too.

 Permalink 05/20/16 @ 04:49

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

Keli [Visitor]

Beautiful :)

 Permalink 05/20/16 @ 04:48

In response to: Building a solid foundation

BunnyD [Visitor]

This Bunny also approves of your masonry skills!
Aha! With all that cheese up there, they could use a cat to protect it.

 Permalink 05/20/16 @ 03:11

In response to: Building a solid foundation

meitina [Visitor]

Hi, love your blog. I clicked your link for the egg carton bricks and it doesn’t seem to lead to anywhere. Just thought you should know.

 Permalink 05/19/16 @ 22:39

In response to: Building a solid foundation

Debora [Visitor]

LOL, looks like Jasoer approves too! The brick looks great! :D

 Permalink 05/19/16 @ 22:04

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

Lissa [Visitor]

Two very talented people!

 Permalink 05/19/16 @ 08:21

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

Cynthia [Visitor]

Wow!! What a nice piece!

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 16:31

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

Barbara [Visitor]

Such a lovely gift! I have long admired Elga’s exquisite craftsmanship.

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 15:55

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

Claudia [Visitor]

Goodness! It’s beautiful. Ella is a gifted artisan, for sure.

xo
Claudia

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 15:15

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

BunnyD [Visitor]

What a fine piece of furniture! I’m sure Gustav will enjoy it immensely. it will be interesting to see what gets placed in he hidden drawer.

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 14:42

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

rosanna [Visitor]

That’s the real joy of mini making: the friends who come and see you !
The bookcase is gorgeous of course but coming from Elga it couldn’t be nothing but perfection

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 13:11

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

Sheila [Visitor]

Wow! That’s just beautiful. Love the color and all the simple elegant details.

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 12:08

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

Elly [Visitor]

It is gorgeous indeed, like everything Elga turns her hand to. And I fully agree with you, Brae, what a lovely person she is :) .

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 09:36

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

weecutetreasures [Visitor]

Beautiful piece. Worthy of IGMA. Lucky you!
Carol

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 08:58

In response to: The Haunted Heritage - a pictorial recap

brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :>>

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 08:17

In response to: Ready for a mini excursion

brae [Member]

Yep, yep – Fran is that Fran! :yes:

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 08:17

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

Debora [Visitor]

Gorgeous bookcase! Thanks for sharing! :)

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 07:54

In response to: Miniature artisan, lovely person, good friend

brae [Member]

Thank you, Elga! :>>

 Permalink 05/18/16 @ 07:04