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.