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« Reply #1690 on: June 22, 2013 08:45:24 AM »

Okay, so after much whinging on my part, I've got my normal laptop running again and some progress pictures on my "wizards house".

I am not the worlds best hobby photographer, so bare with me here as most of the photos are taken in the wee hours with a horrid flash.

Roof progress!

This is the first couple of coats of brown stain on the roof


Then I dry brushed a light green on to accent where I was going to apply a moss finnish


I used Woodland Scenics' "fine turf" for moss here - don't worry, that won't all be staying - it will soon be making a fine mess of my living room carpet.


And here I've achieved most of the look I've been going for - but of course I'm never satisfied and will be adding more things here and there as I continue to work.



So that's the roof!
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« Reply #1691 on: June 22, 2013 09:06:11 AM »

Love that mossy roof!  Smiley

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« Reply #1692 on: June 22, 2013 12:04:31 PM »

Next set of pictures!

I attached the bottom front of the house and then used some poly filla to mend things...please don't mind my Lenore mug - crafting is thirsty work!


Then I painted the whole of the outside a medium grey colour, as I knew I would be "stoning" it later on. You can see I've taken off most of the wooden window bits as well - had to use a kitchen knife for that, it was a bit tricky.


Around all the windows and doors I've cut out bricks from drink trays you get at fast food places


It was finicky, but was nothing in comparison of what was to come! So this is the door and windows finished - I'm quite happy with the look but sad to say that when the "stoning" is finished they do get lost a bit.


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« Reply #1693 on: June 22, 2013 04:37:27 PM »

Isn't that stonework fun?  I really enjoyed doing it, on a tiny scale.  Smiley

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« Reply #1694 on: June 22, 2013 05:43:46 PM »

Window time!

I opted for a tudor window style as I'm quite taken with the look, but it's not always easy to achieve. So I went out and bought myself something called "pinstriping tape" from the local hobby shop (think R/C and railroads rather than crafting hobbies). The one I bought came in a tube with various widths of tape - not quite what I wanted, but it was all they had, so I made do. I also printed off a tudor window design I found by doing a Google Image search.



I poked out the existing windows and used them as templates. I had some transparent sheets laying about in the ol' craft room (for projector slides, but I honestly can't for the life of me remember what I bought them for originally).


I tapes the print-out to the transparency while working so I had a guide and used the smallest of the tape to create the effect on all the windows, then gluing the wood back into place.


I tried to match windows with thicknesses as I sadly didn't have enough tape to do all windows in the same thickness (boo!), but I'm quite tickled with how it looks, none the less.


And here's a bit of a close-up at an upper window - wee!
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« Reply #1695 on: June 22, 2013 06:45:14 PM »

Magfreakingnificent! The roof an windows are amazing.

Can not wait to see it in person!
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« Reply #1696 on: June 22, 2013 06:49:35 PM »

Loving how it's coming along, especially those windows.   Smiley
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« Reply #1697 on: June 23, 2013 12:15:22 AM »

Arachnea, your house is going to be amazing!!  Totally loving everything you've done so far!!!
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« Reply #1698 on: June 23, 2013 06:03:04 AM »

Those windows are wonderful!   Smiley
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« Reply #1699 on: June 23, 2013 09:10:39 AM »

*applauds*  I love what you're doing with your house!

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