Sunday, February 27
Habitat Project Complete
I have finished my project for this sale!
It's a good thing, because it must be delivered to the store by March 1! I just have to take some photos of the finished pieces before I go. I'm not sure when it would be best to reveal what I made here, so I'm going to wait a little bit. I will show some photos of my work in progress now though:
I used my teeny tiny hand drill to drill the holes in the boards. It worked really well! After drilling the straight holes, I just eyeballed a 45° angle and was fairly accurate. My youngest daughter labeled my storage box for my drill a few years ago--isn't it precious?
An unforseen problem with the drilling was that after I started binding the book, I had to go back and redrill all the holes a little bigger. This meant using an electric drill, as my hand drill only supports the smallest of drill bits. But it was easier with the small holes acting as a guide. I ended up breaking 2 drill bits (maybe something foreign in the particle board filler?) which necessitated an evening run to the hardware store, but these things happen.
I can also tell you I painted the boards using watered down Golden Fluid Acrylic paints. I painted an area, then wiped the paint off to give it more of a milk paint/stain effect.
And lastly, the finished books have a bit of leather from my scrap bin. Stay tuned for the reveal coming soon....