So, progress on the new exit columns continued this last week and for those who might have missed how we did this last year I thought I'd show you how it was done.
Construction of the columns was shown in a previous post. Now has come the time to start decorating them.
As always, click the pic for a larger image...
|First thing is to draw the pattern you want to carve.|
|Then grab your trusty burner and burn the patter into the foam.|
|Look! One of last years entrance columns with this years, newly mudded exit columns.|
|And here is one of the new columns getting it's bricks painted. Dark gray for the mortar and a fresh coat of red topped with a fresh coat of black for the bricks.|
And that is as far as we are at the moment. Last years columns had a darker gray paint used in the Monster Mud but this year's paint was a little to light for us so we will follow this up with a light staining of the "concrete" and then we will put an aging glaze on top. Once done, a couple coats of polyurethane to seal it up and protect it from the weather and we'll be done.
Of course, we'll have pics of that to show you as well.