Archive for July 2009

Masking madness

July 20, 2009

A friend turned me on to new masking tape ideas.  Car detailing masking tapes. They’re super skinny and very flexible.  I ordered a couple different kinds, and they arrived yesterday.  Since, I couldn’t wait to try them out, I used some on the meme project that I’m working on.

New tape!

New tape!

Oh, my goodness, I know, I’m excited about new tape. But, wouldn’t you be? Here’s the results of the first tape-trials:

Meme and stencils

July 11, 2009

I’m back to staining wood!

I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.  Yes, vacation is fun, too, but this is a different sort of therapy.  I’d like to finish the meme project, and have three of the five started.

Meme starts

Meme start

I’m attempting a stencil of a 45 adapter.  I’m not sure how well it will work, but I have to try.  I traced an adapter onto a blank vinyl stencil page.  It’s plenty sticky, but I think the big problem will be how well I cut it out.

45 stencil attempt

45 stencil attempt

Well, any thoughts on how well this is working?  The center circle was not pretty, so I left it to do by hand.

Masking fun

Masking fun

As I removed the masking from this one I realized that I had a nice image on the reverse of the tape.

A finished project

July 5, 2009

The RBS base is now attached to the sculpture it was created for! Check it out. Many thanks go out to Tom for letting me put my spin on his project.