With my camera batteries now fully recharged, here are more photos of the exterior walls of the sweet shop for you :) After swirling white acrylic paint on the side walls, I used a wet, scrunched up piece of kitchen roll to smudge the white into the grey. The walls were then left to dry fully before I 'teabagged' the whole lot! I didn't apply too much of the tea wash to all areas, just enough to give it that older look in corners. I then left it all to dry overnight.
I also painted the steps with a black/grey palette. I put a dab of black and a dab of grey on my palette and then just lightly took up a bit of each colour and applied it to the step without mixing the colours together. The colours then mix in a streaky manner as the brush is moved over the surface.
Finally, I varnished everything when it was all really dry and I had finished adding green acrylic, speck by speck... that takes sooo long to do LOL
I use normal Interior Matt Clear Non -Yellowing Varnish to seal it all.
Here are the pillars either side of the door. I'm a bit stuck as to what to put here... I don't like the over door mantle, it is too low and I don't want to hide too much stonework, so what can I put on the top of the pillars? Some sort of sweet jar maybe?
And I finally decided on the name! I played around late last night with the lettering and Maple & Pear Confectioners fitted the window bays perfectly...
So with just the front door to paint and age now, I can move onto decorating the inside..... another day! :)
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