Sunday, 9 January 2011

A woodland pond

This is really a WIP just to show the stages of construction.
The first picture has already got all of the basic elements in place. The observant reader will have noticed that the tops of two stones have been left uncovered.

The reason for the lack of wood glue and sand is because I have a weighty piece of steel that I lay across things to stop them warping.

The water is now done and varnished with a single coat of Ronseal Gloss varnish, the base colour is on and the reeds have been a coat of ochre. This was a learning exercise for me in that I have not made such a large area of water before.
HINT. If possible paint and varnish the water BEFORE you wood glue and sand the thing because the sand gets everywhere, even when you thought it was all stuck down!

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