Sunday, April 24, 2011

A crafty weekend at Crick

Here's Kath sitting in the shade near Herbie at Crick.  What is she up to?

Turning this

into this

using scraps of paper she has painted or printed using all kinds of secret processes.

 After the glue has dried, the whole thing gets a coat of acrylic wax to give it a hard wearing finish.

We use the boxes to store bits and bobs on the shelves on the boat.  Small ones for phone chargers, packs of playing cards, etc. and larger ones for hats, scarves and gloves.

Clever old stick ain't she?

It's a long and laborious process, but worth it. Meanwhile I would hate you to think I have been idle.  I have been busy with hoses, rags and dusters cleaning and waxing the outside of the boat, and using my new present kindly bought for me by Kath.

 I didn,t think Brasso came in cans this big.  I can't see us ever getting to the bottom of it, but I'll let you know if ever I do.


Anonymous said...

Pfff.....I'd take an 'old stick' to him if I were you Kath!
Love the box transformation! I can't make out all the detail in the photo but if it's anything like the other gorgeous things I've seen you've made on your boat, it'll be lovely. I do like useful artwork.

Maffi said...

Glad to see you are enjoying your new mooring!

Sarah said...

Keep the cap and thread wiped on the giant Brasso tin or the lid will be irremovable long before the contents are gone. I had to saw the whole assembly off the top of mine and it has spent much of its dotage somewhat insecurely plugged with a rag.

Neil Corbett said...

Thanks Sarah. Sounds like good advice which to which I will adhere.