The plaster cloth drips on the cat girl's skirt were thin enough to wipe off (mostly) with a damp paper towel. It needs to dry overnight and then I will need to vacuum the paper towel crumbs off. I think that will be good enough to cover with one of the exterior paint testers I got when I was choosing the green for my house...I have several of them. I will be painting and/or papering over it anyway. The plaster cloth on the upper part of the cat girl was a lot heavier -- that is why I had to put tissue paper over that part.
|Good thing I have high ceilings in the dining room!|
|These plaster cloth drips are wiping off pretty well without soaking the surface.|
|I think the exterior paint will cover this just fine as a base coat.|
I also stopped by Northville Lumber to see if they could cut some wood and dowels for me. I think that using the dowels with the wood bases will stabilize Baby Beast and He Dreams He is a Tree for display at the show. He Dreams is NFS but Baby Beast will be. I will screw the dowels to the boards with long skinny screws that I got today (I might end up needing help with this part in order to drill straight pilot holes so that the dowels don't crack or split), but first I will paper the bases (or paint them) to finish them off.
I also final coated 5 collages in my spray booth (really, the studio bathroom...the only room with a really good exhaust fan) and they are drying in Studio B. I have the ready made frames for them and the hanging hardware is ready to go...I want them to dry for a couple of days first.
And then there was this collage that I need to paint thin lines on. Tonight I tried putting on a third coat of orange paint but it is just beyond me...the lines are getting sloppier and wider but not more orange. I tried cutting decorative paper into very thin strips and put them on with matte medium but it is just not working...the paper is dissolving before I can pick it up and lay it on the canvas...I tried to patch it but it just isn't working. I am disappointed but not defeated. I will figure this out.
|THIRD coat of orange paint!|
|Super thin strips of paper...|
|...just not working.|
|I will have to wait until late tomorrow afternoon to see how it worked.|
OH -- and I hired someone to help me with my website -- YAY!
Okay -- that's enough for tonight...I'm kinda beat.