I have been kinda stuck the last day or so. I don't have any more egg cartons for brick-work and I don't have any enough wood strips to do the flooring right now! And I also haven't had a chance to get any wallpaper! Eek!
Well, it takes more than that to stop me! I remembered that my shingles have been drying for a while now, so I started hanging them on the roof last night! I am back at it today and it is a slow-going process...
Here is how she is looking so far! I have the front side of the roof done, and the glue is now drying. I also finished the top... err.... room? I don't know what to call this... Oh well. It will later serve as a storage room, so I will refer to it as the rooftop storage. :D
Here is an image of the front of the roof.
Here is how the whole thing looks so far. I like the variation in colors- it looks old and worn like I like it, but I do think it is a little too light. I think when all of the shingles are up I will go back over them with a couple dark washes. I think the overall look of the house will look better with a darker roof.
I also need to set some shingles aside for the trim- to clean up the corners. I want to bend them like this...
I will also make the ones on the corners rounded, like this.
Oh! I picked up this the other day at Hobby Lobby. I liked the shade of green and this will be my moss! I am not sure what else I would use and I didn't see anything else in Hobby Lobby.
There are a few spots on the roof where I can tell the gaps in between the shingles is a little too wide, so I will just cover some of them up with the moss!
Now, as I was searching for patterns of how and where moss would grow, I came across "moss graffiti." Sounds weird, huh? Well it looks AMAZING. Here are some images I found.
I was thinking... wouldn't this be a nifty idea to incorporate into miniature???? I mean, I think it would look just plain MAGICAL if there was like... moss growing around the foundation of the house, and some on the roof, and then have moss graffiti on the side of the house! :D Don't get me wrong, I don't want to do something where it looks like a swamp monster rubbed up against the side of my house or anything- but something subtle. :) I just though I would share this with you guys! I thought it was very creative and I think it will suit my house just fine. :3
Now I am back to shingles! I have the two sides of the roof to go, and then I can move on. :D I love the way they look, but GOSH. It takes SO long.
P.S. - I just finished one side roof, but I ran out of shingles... so... more staining!