I only managed to spend a couple of hours on my new project today as Wednesday morning I always play tennis in the morning and by the time I walk the dogs and do all the other daily chores.......well you know how it goes.
To avoid the outside of my little shop box looking too 'clean' I have used this Texture Paste. This is a great product that I found again when having my mass sort out. It is like a very thick paint that you can brush on and then create a texture or pattern. I simply put on a thin coat and then used a medium stencil brush to create a rough rendering.....
.....you can see the difference here between the wooden window frame and the wall. I bought this pot from my local Hobbycraft a few years ago and it has kept really well, no drying out at all. You can add as thick or thin a layer as you like and then weather or paint it.
I have made up and painted the McQueenie cake stand and a few laser cutouts that I had in my stash.
First coat of pink on the woodwork surrounds. I am not great with colour mixing so always approach colour choices with a bit of trepidation. Usually I start of much to insipid and then build up depth gradually which may be the reason I end up painting so many coats!
I also raided through all my leftovers for flooring and skirting off cuts ready for when the outside painting is finished.
That's what I really like about these small projects, you can use up lots of leftovers and odds and sods that have been lying around....just in case!
I also decided to get out my magical plants and put them in a makeshift display box rather than have them shut up in the drawer again.
........and 19th Day Miniatures. These are all destined for my Hogsmeade shop Roots and Shoots but that will be a long time coming so in the meantime at least now I can enjoy them.
Been pretty cold and chilly here today but I am pleased to say my little oil filled radiation is keeping the workshop pretty toastie.