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Uncle Trav's miniature tiki huts....Small Paradise. Diving into a new project
uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2016-11-24 06:50 am   Permalink

HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone. I'm having my morning coffee down in the shop. Trying to decide on a new project. I purchased a few sheets of finely woven burlap a while back. My thought is to use this on a mini build to represent woven thatch or matting. I'm planning to do a test section with the amber shellac applied to see if I can pull it off. All of my previous builds I have just shellacked the heavy card stock I use for the walls. Here are some pic of the raw material to show how it looks before anything is done.








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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-11-24 07:17 am   Permalink

You can put white glue on the whole thing let dry then shellac,
this will give a different look as because the shellac does not sink into the burlap.

Water colors or even coffee can also be used to tint or flat out paint designs on burlap too.

Good luck.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2016-11-24 07:52 am   Permalink

Thanks for the ideas Skip. I will definitely gives those a test run. I appreciate your input as I know your projects have used a bunch of different materials that look great. Thanks again
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-11-24 12:11 pm   Permalink

Cheers unKaT
Can't wait to see what the Dunkin coffee inspires ya to do



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tikiskip
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Posted: 19 days ago; 02:00 am   Permalink

"I have a few new ideas for mini projects and some new materials to try out so it should be interesting. Thanks again"

Anything new?


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 19 days ago; 1:15 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-10-05 02:00, tikiskip wrote:
"I have a few new ideas for mini projects and some new materials to try out so it should be interesting. Thanks again"

Anything new?
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Thanks for checking in Skip. Unfortunately the creative wind has been knocked out of my sails for a bit. Im trying to milk all of the outdoor time I can out of Michigan before Im stuck inside for the winter. Maybe Ill get back at it when the days are short and the nights are long.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 10 days ago; 8:59 pm   Permalink

Trav the huts you are making remind me of the one off "who made this" stuff I see at antique shows.

So keep making em.

Look up Halloween nut cup and you will see what I mean.
These things that were Pennies are now lots o money.

Is it ALL about the money?
No, but that is one of the ways to rate your work.

Trav your work is cool keep it up.
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