I was back at the Beacon Hill property yesterday, adding a few more "scales" to the sided of the beverage refrigerator.
When I last left it, I had left quite a bit of open space, areas without "scales". I was pretty sure I was not going to like this look when I returned and saw it dry. Well, I was right. It was just looking a little too blotchy for me.
During the week, as I was putting a trash bag into my trash can at home, I noticed that my "flex trash bag" looked just like small scales. I brought along a couple of these bags to the job site. I tried troweling on a thin layer of the Palette Art I have been using for my "scales" and laid a piece of the stretched trash bag over that. I tried varies methods, pouncing the bag with a brush, just brushing it, and using a spatula to press down on the trash bag, like a squeegee. Well, it was a good idea, but it just was not giving me enough texture, so I abandoned this method.
I returned to using the stencil I had previously cut and used for this project. Randomly placing in on the areas that I wanted to fill in, I just pounced the Palette Art on. This was very quick and I was able to achieve the look I was after. Speaking of look….YIKES!, look at my crepe paper looking skin here!!! I better start using some hand cream pronto!
Here is the finished project. I added a little more detail to the "tacks" which are part of the top and bottom border on both sides. This has turned out to be just a really fun piece and works well in this room that is used mainly for casual entertaining.