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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More Shingles, Please.....

I started the shingling this morning. I had to affix the roof lantern to the roof proper. Whilst the glue was drying, I finished the rag rug. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

I don't think that I mentioned in the first part of the tutorial that I split the two threads going lengthwise and did a row between those as well as the open rows. That made for twice as many rows and a much fuller rug.

I ran a row of white glue down each side and let it dry. Then I cut the edges down flush with the outer rows on either side.

I then pressed the rug. spraying with water as I went. That made the rug very flat and stiffened it somewhat. The waste canvas has a great deal of sizing in it and reverts to it's stiffened state when pressed. That makes it easy to finish.

After pressing, I simply cut straight across each end with large, sharp scissors. Those work better than small in this case. You can cut across in one stroke and get a very straight edge.

Now about that roof....several hundred shingles after I started, I only had the roof 3/4 finished and need to stop and cut a lot more.

I am having to do a lot of cutting and fitting of individual shingles. Right now it looks a bit messy, but that will go away when I start painting it.

This isn't all of the 6 or 7 egg cartons that I cut into strips. It's just the part that I cut into actual shingles.

I am definitely going to cover the windows at the bottom of the second floor. The rest of the windows are going to get the mullions removed. they will be replaced with diamond paned, leaded windows to match the skylight.

I did get the interior of the loom room painted. I used a mixture of Ceramcoat Old Parchment and some Folk Art Buttercream to lighten it a bit....No...I can't just use the color that comes out of the bottle. What fun would that be?

I am going back and cut more shingles until I am blue in the face and then....I have to cut cobblestones for the base.

I had an overabundance of egg carton lids when I started....Oh well...I can start again. Eggs for breakfast anyone?

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

What a cute little rug and the window looks great! You sure work fast!

Kathi said...

Your window is perfect! :D
I can't seem to find the cardboard egg cartons here. All my stores have is the styrofoam ones.
Maybe I will have to go to Whole Foods or someplace like that? I would love to make some egg carton stones...

Caseymini said...

Kathi, I get my eggs from Walmart. They have them in the regular store and the Walmart Neighborhood Market, both. They have two sizes. 12 and 18....I get the twelve. More useable carton!LOL.

Rosethé said...

la boutique prend forme.
Beau travail, je suis la construction pas à pas, c'est intéressant et instructif.
Le tapis : premier tissage ? ;-))

ЛисаНаРассвете said...

Как всегда, восхищена Вашей работой! Окно просто шикарное, крыша в законченном виде тоже обещает быть интересной.

hopeful said...

Phew - just caught up with you. I found your blog a few weeks ago and went back to the beginning and have been working my way forward. You have already taught me so much! I can hardly wait to try all of the things I learned as soon as I can find a place for supplies like penelope canvas and bunka, etc. Not the best hunting ground here in East Coast Canada. Thanks so much for all the enjoyment! - Marilyn D.

hopeful said...

I hope you don't get this twice - I just caught up with your postings. I found your blog a few weeks ago and went back to the beginning and read every single post. I have learned so much and look forward to trying so many of the projects. Thank you so much for the patience to keep this blog going - best one ever!! - Marilyn D., East Coast of Canada

Caseymini said...

Hopeful, you have the patience of a saint for going through the whole blog from the beginning! I am happy that you enjoyed it. I suggest that you look on line for the supplys that you mentioned. Just put in the thing you are looking for in Bing or Google and you will come up with lots of options. Good luck!