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Here's the photo I took of the sandpaper sheets after I colored them and before I cut the "bricks out; I just rubbed the flat side of the chalk lightly over the sandpaper, two colors and then white, and I still had to wash the finished brickwork with some of my dirty paint water to tone them down.:

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and here's the blog entry it goes with:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=blog&module=blogs&controller=entry&id=248

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On 3/13/2019, 1:17:41, havanaholly said:

Here's the photo I took of the sandpaper sheets after I colored them and before I cut the "bricks out; I just rubbed the flat side of the chalk lightly over the sandpaper, two colors and then white, and I still had to wash the finished brickwork with some of my dirty paint water to tone them down.:

blog-241-1125282419.jpg

and here's the blog entry it goes with:  http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/forum/?app=blog&module=blogs&controller=entry&id=248

Goodness holly! That looks like a lot of work. I saw where you said you used 240 grit sand paper? Is the grit of the paper important?  Also, I found some that is *almost* the right size and self adhesive. I hope that will work. I am looking forward to working on mine soon. :)

I will post pics soon.

 

 

~morningstar~

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23 minutes ago, ~morningstar~ said:

I saw where you said you used 240 grit sand paper? Is the grit of the paper important?

The grit refers to the size of the  granules of "sand" on the sandpaper. Choose a size that looks in scale. The smaller the grit size, the larger the coarser the granules.

Some time ago Brae shared her guide to sanding grits.

60 grit feels like road rash, removes wood in a hurry with little pressure needed, leaves a rough surface

120 grit feels like a cat's tongue, will remove wood in less of a hurry--easier to control, leaves a moderately rough surface

220 grit feels like wool, will remove wood if needed but also buffs painted surfaces, takes fuzzies from wood edges, leaves a generally smooth surface

320 grit feels like canvas, won't remove wood without some effort but buffs painted surfaces, takes fuzzies from wood edges, leaves a very smooth surface

400+ grit feels like a paper bag, used for really fine finishes, leaves a surface soft as a dog's nose--the higher the number the smoother the finish

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1 hour ago, ~morningstar~ said:

...That looks like a lot of work...

It's a creation, a union of what the kit wants and my interpretation of that, and it takes what it takes.  We aren't in a race to finish these things, or I'm going to have to find a new obsession hobby.

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