I decided it was time to stop sulking and get out the sander and sandpaper in order to remove the ArtMache from The Magical Menagerie.
After making a mess up on the colour there seemed to be no other option I just hoped the whole kit would not collapse under the strain!
I took the kit into the garden as I had been told by many of you sanding ArtMache is a very dusty business and gosh how right you all were.
This is the sanded exterior and the kit seems to have stayed in one piece, I don't appear to have done too much damage and even more remarkably I haven't thrown it over the garden fence.....
I now need to wash all the dust away, check on the tiling and make another batch of ArtMache. Sooooo boring but now I have made the decision it is time to grin and bear it.
I have managed to finish two sides today and have an aching thumb for my trouble. The new layer doesn't look too awful so I am feeling hopeful that I can recover the project.
On a much more cheerful note I thought you would love to see my new purchase for 'Flourish and Blott's'. My friend has just brought him over from Australia where he was made made by the immensely talented Kim Murdoch.
Kim's dolls are simply amazing but are very difficult to get hold of so I have had to settle for a very small example of her work.
He is just perfect for the bookshop!
On a different note I have tried to remove the word verification option from my comment section to allow readers to leave comments more easily. The double word test drives me mad when I want to leave a comment so I hope I have managed to make it easier for anyone who would like to say hello.
Josje of A Beautiful World let me know exactly how to do it.
Thank You Josje.
Please let me know if it works!!