The market stall has a flat roof which slopes down slightly towards the back of the stall. Looking straight at the market, you can't really see alot of the roof as your eyes are always drawn towards the inside of the stall, so I decided not to do alot with the roof and to have it quite plain.
I started with a bumpy layer of art mache and left it to dry for a couple of days. Then I painted on a coat of Jacobean Oak Wood stain.
Once that had dried thoroughly, I played around adding a few patches of Burnt Umber and Holly Green Acrylic paint, mixed loosely together to give an uneven colour. Preferring this look, I decided to paint the roof with the acrylics instead, so wood staining the roof was a waste of time, but it's good to try out these different colours and methods. I have used this method on flagstones before and it worked brilliantly for the look I wanted in that project.
When the roof was totally dry, I added a vine which I will show in my next post, but here is a snippet of it against the new look roof colour.
In my last post, I promised a Halloween Giveaway and to be honest I have been so busy with other commitments that I haven't had time to sit down and decide fully what is going in the giveaway and to then take photos.
I have stitched some Halloween cushions ....
and I have made up some little autumnal and pretty pots, scrolls, envelope bundles, etc, but I appreciate that not all my followers have wizard scenes, so maybe they wouldn't be interested in scrolls and feather pens!
So, for my giveaway, the winner will get to choose one of my Halloween cushions and they will also get a 'Lucky Dip' bag of goodies, depending on their choice of scene... wizard or pretty.
TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY, YOU MUST;
- Be a follower of my blog
- Leave a comment here on this blog post so I know to enter you :0)
- Pop a link to this blog on your blog
- Pop over to the AIM Blog and become a follower to the AIM blog
I hope lots of you will join in with my blog giveaway. All entries must be in by midnight on wednesday the 19th and I will draw the winner on Thursday 20th October, hopefully then your parcel will reach you before Halloween.
Most of you will know that I am a very proud member of AIM... Artisans In Miniature. As well as their infomative Directories of artisans and their wonderful free Imag, AIM also has a blog.
If anyone is wondering why I have included the AIM Blog in my giveaway, it is because I have recently volunteered to manage the blog and post links to the AIM imag and showcase many of our lovely members and their collectors quality miniatures. So I would love your support there and to see you become followers. Everyone who participates in AIM gives their time for free, so your support is greatly appreciated :0)
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