In the months after we did some other things at the meetings of the miniature club (making dolls, well body parts at least ^^, and nutcrackers) but at the next one - in two weeks - we'll start working on our projects again.
With that in mind this week I did some work on the outside of the trattoria, because that's kind of hard to do somewhere else. I can't take the mountain with me ;)
First though, I thought I'd show you some photos, I hadn't before apparently (from before August);
|I'd added some green paint to the mountain.|
|Working on a wooden balustrade|
|Starting on the staircase. Had seen a tutorial|
about airdryed clay covering wooden steps, so
I dismantled one of the earlier cottage stair-
cases and used a glue gun to make the base.
|Covered in air dried clay.|
|The balustrade got a walnut stain.|
And then, this what it looked like when I blogged about it in August:
So back to this week :)
|Instead of using paper shutters I've started|
again and used an old (cottage) door :)
|I cut the door in half and the right length|
and resized and printed a picture of
|The window frames have been painted, the hinges |
cut out and painted with black lamp acrylic.
|The hinges and shutters are just glued in place. Since the front |
of the frattoria is supposed to be the background for the project
(don't laugh :P) I didn't want to bother making movable
shutters (a) Behide the window is the Chianti fiasco
Kim made me.
|Although the inside of the bistro will |
stay empty, I've decided it still needed
same painting because of the glimpse
you get through the window and door.
|So after painting the walls and adding a paper floor, I glued the|
door in place and added an 'Aperto/Chiuso' (open/closed) sign :)
I've also added some off white chalk paint to the
staircase to highlight the cracks.
|Next step; if I am absolutely certain that I |
don't need to be on the inside again, I can
glue the front wall in place and finish the
I'd like to make a flower box just below the window and maybe a awning above the door or window, so that will be something I can work on at the next meeting with the miniature club ;)