Tuesday, 3 November 2009

The Roof is Done!

I finally felt brave enough to tackle the roof. I mixed three colours: the stone of the walls, seasoned oak and black ash, and then dry brushed the black ash on and blended it in as much as I could. It's tricky to see when you're looking straight at it, the paint has a slight plastic-y sheen to it, which reflects light, and in fact it looks lighter in the pictures than in real life. But I'm happy with it for now. The great thing about blending colours and dry brushing is that you can tweak it as much as you like. I might even try the seasoned oak straight on with a dry brush. But then again, I might just leave it like this.

The silly thing is, I've run out of shingles so the back roof panel hasn't been shingled. I'm not sure if it's because I used too many rows on the front sections, I counted 17 rows on my top one, and on an Arthur I saw on Flickr I think they'd only used 11 or so. Oh well, I'll keep an eye out for similar shingles, but even if I don't find any, at least it's just the back of the house.

4 comments, come on, leave me some love!:

miniacollection 3 November 2009 at 13:26  

The colour of the roof is great. Well done !

Kim 3 November 2009 at 14:55  

it looks great! I love those two little square windows- adorable!

Sarah 3 November 2009 at 20:27  

Gorgeous. I definitely need to get one of these :)

Liberty Biberty 3 November 2009 at 21:10  

Oh, it's looking so good Jo! Love the colour effect.
What a pretty little house!

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