One of those was making a brick wall to use for backdrop image when I’m shooting photos of stuff—-for Etsy & for using in Friday Monologues. It took me a good week or so to get the wall done. It wasn’t fun.
I’m not that happy with it because there were too many places I made mistakes and it shows.
However, it’ll do the job and that for now is what counts.
I have to say here and now that I am not, never have been and never will be a fan of foamcore.
Please don’t try to stone me you folks who love the stuff. I know it’s manna from heaven for a lot of people, and it’s the greatest stuff ever. For you. 😉
It remains burned into my consciousness as the crap that professors made you use for pointless art projects (when in the day a piece of foamcore cost 6 bucks instead of 1 buck at the dollar store!) Anyway. I still think it is the stuff of the devil. It’s flimsy, flaky and just too prone to damage. Ok, that last bit is probably just down to me being a klutz and needing sturdy, break resistant stuff around me!
Anyway, I persevered through and made this: (in the 2nd one down Giselle is modelling in the pics just for the hell of it!).
See, this is where the nit-picky thing really rears it’s ugly head.
A lot of people just use bricks that the y print off of photos or they use scrap-booking paper (or fabric). I’d like to be happy with that for my use, but I … well. I just couldn’t. And I have heard that me putting all this detail in doesn’t make any difference at the end, so why bother with it?
But, I just had to. Really.
Anything else would have felt half-assed. And I really do my damnedest to make sure I don’t do anything that way. Why bother if you’re not going to do it right, you know?
Yes, it meant I spent more than a week scribing in all those blasted bricks. And then more experimenting (and failing spectacularly with different options for mortar!) I’ve kind of got the mortar thing sorted so the next wall will be better (and it won’t be foamcore).
And just a few shots of Giselle because, well….she’s a fave!
I’ll be updating again as soon as I have some more photos (of stuff) to share! 🙂