Monday, 2 August 2010

Witch E.T.Grubb's Emporium Part 2......

The Emporium is going to be all shades of grey so I want to introduce a lot of different materials and textures to the building in order to create interest. With this in mind I have used this product on the upper part of the shop. I bought two colours, white and natural, for 99p in the Hobbyland sale and I really like the soft texture it has produced. I imagine it is much like paper mache with all the mixing done.
I had to apply PVA glue and then I used a stencil brush to apply the Paper Perfect. It went on very easily and has taken about 24 hours to dry completely.
The effect reminds me of the soft white icing you get on Christmas cakes.
I have left the shapes for the moulding and window turret on the side wall.
And the same for the front and right side. At the moment it looks very white and a little out of place but I will be painting it in various grey washes to fit in with the lovely brickwork colours. The gap between brick and Paper Perfect I intend to bridge with 'stone troughs' instead of the molding supplied with the kit. I hope to make these with balsa and then cover with air drying clay stones.
I still haven't decided what to do about the main window display and front shop door. I had initially thought I would paint it all purple and distressed orange, but I have been leaning towards the spray stone stuff with maybe an under coat of purple. Mmmmmm.........lots to do before I have to really decide, any ideas?


  1. This looks like a great medium and it looks easy to use and apply and not too messy either! I have seen it before or something similar on an art website that I visit a lot! lol

    This is coming along quite quickly, you will be finished sooner rather than later! ;o)

    I can't wait to see what you bought from Maple Street! :o)))

    Michelle xxx

  2. Like the look of this product Janice, may have to take a trip to Hobbycraft as it gives that look of plater like we need for Emilys walls. Thanks for the tip! Purple sounds good, my fav colour! Kate xxx

  3. Wow I've never heard of this stuff but it sure is effective...I love it.

    I used to use the spray stone stuff a lot back when I loved home. Really liked the effect.

    It is looking great so far Janice.

  4. Hi ladies, the Paper Perfect is on special offer at the moment the usual price is £4.99 I think but it does go a long way. I used a pot for all three sides so not bad even at the normal price.


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