A Completed Cottage
Here’s a couple of photos of the completed cottage. Once again, I used a single coat of satin finish polyurethane all over the carving. The fact that the first coat soaks into the bark leaves a very matted surface, which I like for this type of carving. I could put a second coat on but it would leave it just slightly glossy even though the polyurethane is a satin finish.
The door knobs are the rounded ends of pop rivets. I just pulled the sleeve off of the end of a pop rivet, cut off an inch or so of the rod and tapped them into drilled holes in the bark. A quick coat of black acrylic and a touch of copper penny acrylic finished them off nicely.
What do you think?