Friday, February 8, 2013

Stonework waist

Needing stonework waists for my house, I decided to make a band of "stones" out of a thin pine strip.

I used a long quoin and marked off the strip into lengths. I incised a v shaped groove to separate each stone and then beveled the top and bottom edges with a craft knife. I think I need to get some decent carving tools -- this is fun!

I then coated the strip in limestone modelling dust.



This door is now ready to hang -- maybe later today?

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! I will have to look for limestone modeling dust.

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  2. Hello Nina,
    Your blog has been a real inspiration to me and your techniques will come in so helpful when I start the exterior of my project. Wonderful job!
    big hug,
    Giac

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  3. Oooh, It looks Fantastic!!! I LOVE it when the Doors go on! There is something so satisfying about the doors opening to reveal the Treasures within... and when they are closed... that view through the windows is enchanting...!

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  4. Dear Nina,
    This is a nice technique and thanks for sharing!
    Hugs Dorien

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  6. Giac: it's a thrill to be finally working on the exterior -- the first house I made (well, it was a castle hall) I didn't even bother about the exterior. Now I find that the exterior is exciting me AT LEAST as much as the interior, which is interesting. I really enjoy learning about the elements of a building.

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  7. Daydream: oh yes! The doors going on is a huge motivator for me, right now. I've never had a dollhouse with doors before, and it's exciting beyond belief!

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  8. Philip: the modelling dust is available through Richard Stacey http://www.richardstacey.com/dust.html#dust and comes in six colours. Very useful stuff!

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  9. Thank you, Dorien -- it's odd stuff to use but I'm getting better at it :)

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  10. Nina, it's brilliant! Thanks for the limestone dust tip. I think I enjoyed doing the exterior of my house as much as the interior, too.

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  11. A job as a shiver down my spine!
    As usual, a great example of patience and skill.
    Have a nice Sunday
    Flora

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  12. That's a great idea! I just ordered a dremel 300, so will be getting into woodwork and carving, just intime to do the exterior of my house. Your recent posts have been really inspirational, and I'm glad you are back after your recent 'pause',

    Jonquil

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  13. The combination of the bricks and the stonework is so beautiful! Great work, I love it!

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    Thanks, you guys that is a great explanation. keep up the good work.

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  16. Hi,

    What tool did you use to cut the v-shaped groove? Also, to cut the beveled edge do you simply hold the craft knife at an angle?

    Thanks

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