Got the first and second coats of paint on the rafters. I’m going to glue it up, then put a third coat on the whole assembly. And yes, it’s the same green (MSL 106 Rhododendron Leaf) used on the Sea House Pavilion :)
The floor is going to be wide-plank salvaged wood from the original Pleasure Pier, inset with a circle of native-quarried stone for the vintage wood-burning stove.
I painted several acrylic washes ( warm and green-gray, black, and “sand”) on 140 lb. watercolor paper and while still wet, sprinkled it with sea salt. Science magic!
When it was dry, I brushed the salt crystals off, and drew concentric circles the diameter of the surround.
And cut them out. With scissors.
I cut individual tiles to fit the area and glued them down.
I “mortared”with a medium gray acrylic glaze. When that dries, I’ll give a coat or two of matte varnish.
Next: wood plank flooring.
3 thoughts on “Rafters and Stonework”
Wow, the stone work looks very effective. I’ll have to remeber the sea salt trick for future projects =0)
the stone work is brilliant! Thanks for sharing your amazing work.
What a great way to make tile. Thanks for sharing. I may just try this technique.