What to do next? and tree stump project progress
I have so many projects that I want to work on, I am at a stand still on what to start next. Since it is December I really want to work on Christmas things. This is typically when I am in the mood to do so, but last night, I just couldn’t get in gear.
I have a Christmas tree shop that I want to make boxes of ornaments to go with the trees I have made. When I measure what size those boxes would be, I am not sure how to proceed. The size would be less than 1/4″ and my ornaments are on the larger size, so I am concerned how many ornaments might go in a box. Then I think well, what else would a store use for displaying ornaments under a tree and I think of those red apple buckets. Ok, how to make those, and how big to make them? Make them out of paper, or clay?
I make a list of the other things that I need do for this particular project and I see a road block. One that has stumped before. How to do the snow? I have used baking soda and spray glue before. The glue yellows over time so don’t want to do that. I could use white glue but that is hard to spread over certain areas of this project. I have used spackle, but it can yellow as well. Also it has issues with spreading. I purchased a snow product (a Woodland Scenics kit) for landscapes and I am planning on using it.
But I am thinking, maybe I should do a test with it first. To do a test, I have to come up with something to really test it and that means making something potentially a throw away whatever.
I only want a light dusting of snow, not inches.
And before I can do the snow I have to finish the roof however I am going to do it. Since it is a tree stump, I had planned to add moss, but am concerned about the color of moss I have. Would it be too green for the time of year?
Ok, so I added the moss.
I was very happy with this moss on the roof even if it was a little bright. I wasn’t worried because I was going to cover it with snow.
In the lower left corner of the pic you can see the plexi that I was planning to use for frozen water.
OK, the moss was a really bad idea with the snow. The snow effect was good but I put it on the sides of the trunk and wow, I was not happy with the results.
The moss wasn’t colorfast (note to self – read all packaging) so the green dye bled through the snow. Also some of the bits from the moss fell on the base and ruined the snow effect as well.
I removed the moss and also the frozen water. I had to paint the base and trunk again to cover the white. I did get some of the snow from the kit added to the roof.
That little bridge is from the first ever Quarter Connection online convention. I sort of hated covering it with the snow.
How I did the electrical connection from the base through the case.