Sunday, August 29, 2010

MY CROOKED HOUSE

Well darlings, I finally received my package from Rik Pierce with the missing chimney and wood I needed to complete my "Crooked House". I also received the owl brackets that fit under the front window upstairs. They are really sweet and will need to be painted.
 The resin looks pitted but I am sure these will look perfect once they are painted.
As you can see from the photos, I still have quite a bit to do before I have a finished house. The hardest part is behind me though and now that the last of our Summer company has gone I can focus on finishing this up.

In the last picture you can see in the corner where the two walls meet my paperclay has a gap. I need to put a small amount of glue there and add some paperclay to fill in the gap. I was really happy to see that my baseboards ended up at the right level when the house was put together. Less work at that point. I have all of the wood for the roof prepainted and can start adding them. I also need to add a little more "wash" over my bricks. For a wash for your grout color it is about 1/2 cup water with 2 drops pf Hippo Grey and 1 drop of black paint added. You can adjust that formula to fit your needs. Once the bricks are completely painted I will add some more paperclay over parts of them so it looks like over the years it has fallen off, exposing the brick.

11 comments:

  1. Oh Patty!!!

    It looks just wonderful! I just LOVE it!!! I have been hoping you would post pictures of it and continue your tutorials about how it was done. I am sure I will never be able to take a Rik class because he would NEVER come here and if i went somewhere to take the class I wouldn't be able to get the house home.

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  2. It's looking so good already Patty!! I love it too! I'm thinking about maybe getting some kind of "dollhouse" kit, but after people's blogs of all that you have to do to put one together...yikes! I have a feeling my house would be a "crooked house" even if it wasn't supposed to be.

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  3. I agree with the previous comments, it looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
    Geneviève

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  4. I agree too - it realy does look great :-)

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  5. It's a great kit and I love how it is developing! :o)) The fireplace is my favourite and I love how you have painted it. ;o)) The owl brackets are wonderful too.

    I have awful trouble cleaning up my beams after I've added my paperclay in-between, I use a damp cloth before its had time to dry and it STILL shows! Grrr!

    Michelle xx

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  6. Thank you all for your comments. I think the beauty of this building will really start to show once I paint the individual bricks and put the wash on the stucco outside.
    Michelle, my wooden beams are a mess to. You just can't help getting some of the paper clay on them. I really noticed it after I took these pictures. I plan to just carefully repaint the beams where needed and hope that covers everything up.
    Kristy, I bet you could make yourself a really darling dollhouse! I have been disappointed with most of the kits available and think designing your own is the way to go.

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  7. Surely Patty you can be disappointed in this house, can you? I am sure what you learned from the class would be enough, even without the end result being what I think is such a wonderful house.

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  8. Patty, it looks GORGEOUS!!!! Love it!
    Mercedes

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  9. Muy buen trabajo. Esa brecha la solucionaras bien. Espero ver los avances.
    Besos Clara.

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  10. Catherine, No....I love this house! I was talking about all of those kits that look so alike and are made of luan wood.
    Thanks you so much Mercedes and Clara!!

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  11. Hi Patty,

    your Crooked House is comming out such great!! You have done a wonderful work !

    You already know who will live in the house?
    Hugs,
    Karin

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