Thursday, March 15

Design Board in Progress


I played with Gesso, paint, fun foam, cardstock, paper, spackle and sandpaper this morning. I have a couple of odd pieces of MDF to use for making design boards.

I think this is a good way to see how different textures and ideas might look on the exterior of my "house." So far, the fun foam (far right) and the wood are winning. I want to try bricks too.


I like this color combination. Perhaps a bit brighter though...



After work, I'm going to Home Depot to see what other things I could use. I have an idea for the loft ceiling. I know I can find what I need in the plumbing department. :D I may stop by the electrical department too?

More on this later... Gotta go back to work now. My lunch hour is not LONG enough!

11 comments:

Lucille said...

So, we meet again, Kathi! Good luck with your shopping trip at Home Depot! Your planning board looks interesting with all those pretty colours! How can you get so much done before going to work? You are a bundle of energy, young lady!

Giac said...

Hello Kathi,
I can't wait to see what you go with. I think it's great to test various mediums...good for you.
All the best,
Giac

Troy said...

I love what you are doing with the modern building panels. If your kit is mdf, you may be able to use a router or saw and cut the panels into the mdf instead of applying something? Good luck at Home Depot!

Kathi said...

Oh, how I WISH I had a router and/or a table saw! They have been on my wish list forever! I do have a Dear Dremel. I may try that? I have a hard time keeping it from jumping around though. Tell me, please(!) that if I'm going to do this "full time" I NEED to buy the right tools!!!!

Caseymini said...

Kathi, this afternoon, when I was reading your blog, I kept looking out the window to see what kind of bird was there....Then it dawned on me that it was your soundtrack!LOL I like your idea boards. Can't wait to see the finished house.

Giac said...

Good morning Kathi,
I'm not sure if this will help, but I figure I'd write you.
My manor is all 5/8 inch mdf. I had the main pieces cut at the hardware store but cut out all the openings and angled pieces with my dremel. I purchased a "multipurpose Cutting Bit" that goes onto the dremel and makes it much easier to control it here is the dremel link http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Attachments/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=565. The cutting bits included work very well on mdf. I talked about it on my blog http://www.englishmanordollhouse.blogspot.com/2011/10/roof-and-attic-floor-part-2-kitchen.html. I hope this helps...and in case you already have this piece...never mind!
Have a great weekend!
Giac

Kathi said...

Thanks Giac! I guess I will have to go BACK to Home Depot for one of these. :D

Jennifer Berkeley said...

Your brain seems to be so busy- just like mine! Do you have a Pinterest ? It would be cool to see your ideas altogether !

Jennifer Berkeley said...

Oh, and have you ever looked at a Rockwell Bladerunner? Not for precision work, but it makes big pieces of wood into little ones quickly if you get quality blades!

Kathi said...

Thanks Jennifer! Another tool to add to my "wish list!" :D

Jennifer Berkeley said...

Lol - just thought it might be manageable than a table saw!
Less space and dollars.