chomping at the bit at work today to get home and start etching bricks into the facade of Merriman Park. But after working at it for an hour or so I was all like, "Is RuPaul's Drag Race on tonight?" (And more importantly, will Miss Changela throw another Absolut cocktail on some other queen's face)? I do recall how in my Holy Bible of Dollhouses, namely: Magnificent Miniatures (see prior post) the authors, Mulvany and Rogers, mentioned that etching bricks was a rather tedious chore and I now realize how right they were!
magical it is when the bricks emerge and the whole project comes to life! The photos do NOT do justice, I have to say. There is a total 3-D effect in the process that that camera just does not capture. It will be enhanced when I go back and highlight individual bricks (I hope)!
In the second photo you can see how much lighter the lower wall is from the unfinished, upper wall. Which is good, because I was a little worried that the base color was too dark.
I kind of thought I'd get the whole wall finished tonight but --ugh!-- as Miss Scarlet used to say, "Tomorrow is another day!"
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