I finally made alot of progress this weekend on my newest Cottage. Last weekend I added all the paper rocks which took me about 3 days to carve the wet paper and try to make look like stones. And all week for the paper to dry. I'm not very good with the painting, and I continue to struggle with painting and making the stones look like stones. I still need to work on the roof. I'm trying to get a Hay look. I spent about 3 hours painting the doors and windows Saturday. I used a crackle finish to give them an aged look. I think these stones are my best so far out of the other cottages Ive completed. I used a different technique in how I applied the ground paper. I hope you all like what if done so far. Plus I got a little distracted today, and decided to build a bird house for the back yard, so the birds can have a house by the bird feeder. You can see the Bird House I created below these photos. I got a little carried away in the garage building the bird house in which I thought it would only take a couple hours. But after seven hours of working I built it a little to big, and it turned out to be a BIRD MANSION. Hopefully next weekend I can get it painted. I'm thinking Colonial Red with a black roof and White shutters and trim.
I hope everyone has a wonderful December and Christmas Holiday.
I plan to build it onto a big wood post with a bird feeder below the house. Ill post more pictures when the work progresses next weekend.