Welcome to Peeswicks Pets.. a little unloved kit I bought on Ebay some time ago and worked some magic on :0)
I began by painting and waxing the door, paper maching the walls....
.... and using air drying clay on the bays and marking out cobbles!
I aged the walls with my 'tea mix' and gave the bays a coat of brown emulsion, wiping it all off just before it had dried, leaving the majority of the paint in the gaps between the bricks.
After 'planting' some weeds and grass, it was time to start dressing the shop.
Regular followers of my blog may remember that Joy sculpted my fabulous Pet shop owner Alice Peeswick and her little mischievous boy, Neville :0)
I think they both look at home at Peeswick Pets :0)
There is still some filling of shelves left to do inside the shop, but I have started by making the cages look old and used.
Hubby has been busy making me some dragons to sit on the top of shelves and cupboards and of course, my three welsh coal red dragons are sitting happily on the windowsill.
For now, I think I have gone as far as I want with Peeswick Pets and it's time to move onto my christmas project. I am also making plans to start a large project next year, which won't be based on magical miniatures. I haven't totally decided on the era yet, but it is looking likely to be loosely based around the end of the victorian era. It will centre around a grocers shop with living quarters above and Joy has already sculpted the shopkeeper for me, he is just perfect and I will share his photo with you all soon :0)
As most of you aware, due to the editors of the AIM magazine having other commitments at present, there has been no November imag, neither will there be a December imag.
But fear not, as the fabulous yearly Advent Calendar will be starting as usual on the 1st December on the AIM website
Every day upto christmas, there will be a new door to open, behind which will be a very special project for you all to try out at home.
The AIM magazine will be back in January 2012
For those peeps who have been following my Tumbleton Towers series in the AIM imag, there will be a special concluding post here on my blog soon :0)
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