Outside View

Outside View
The Exterior View of New Orleans Townhouse

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lighted Creole Townhouse Courtyard

I didn't want to wait too long to make another post, so here is my progress so far. This courtyard will be used at the back of the New Orleans style dollhouse I am working on. I used the same coach lights I used on the front facade. I wired the lights to the ceilings of the two buildings and then ran wires to the outer wall which is going to be covered with a moss sheet. I put together the fountain kit I bought from miniatures.com and sprayed a base coat of black used for high heat. I am still working on the bricks and stone pavers, however I did add grout lines which helped them look more realistic. I think I want to age the courtyard a little bit. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Courtyard Pavement: Faux Flagstone from Acrylics and Stone Effect Spray Paint

acrylic paint and granite spray paint

Before the granite spray paint

acrylic paint with the granite spray paint lightly sprayed topcoat
I wanted to try an experiment to create the look and texture of stone but without cutting individual pieces. I think I need to work with it some more for this project but it has given me some ideas on future projects.