Meanwhile, I have been wallpapering. I started out with the MiniGraphics 'Williamsburg' mural wallpaper that I ordered from Australia. This is a 1/12th scale paper but I played around with it a bit to find the best placement for my doubleheight room which was c. 9" high. I found a layout which gave me some nice trees in the right places, and I'm pretty pleased with it. i think it is going to look ok with the 1/24th scale furniture because the figures in the scene are almost life size for that scale. So it will be like Trompe d'Oeil (fool the eye) artwork.
I apply my wallpaper with ordinary household wallpaper paste: I buy the paste as dry flakes and mix up small quantities which I keep sealed in a jam jar. It lasts for months. I apply the paste to both the wall and to the paper with a sponge brush, let the paste soak into the paper for a minute, then smooth it onto the wall with my fingers. I wait until it is bone dry, then use a sharp scalpel to cut out the window and door openings.
I need some help from my readers. Eventually I will need to make the green shutters that are on the PH, but the pictures I have do not show the detail clearly. Can anyone tell me if the PH shutters actually have louvred detail or slatted detail? Or are they just solid silhouettes? Thank you in advance for any clarification.