Sunday, 17 July 2011
An Englishman's home is his castle
free download of a 1/12th scale masonry paper. I shrunk it down in Photoshop to roughly 1/24th scale, and tiled it to make a bigger section of masonry. I also changed the colour balance to make it a bit pinker, like sandstone. Then I downloaded some free 'ivy' brushes called 'Little lambs eat ivy' from Chez Plumeau, and 'painted' ivy onto the masonry in three different colours of green.
I sealed the printed sheets with Decoart multi-purpose sealer, then cut pieces to fit onto the kits. I added little cut-out heraldic shields as an accent. Once a piece was finished, I touched up the white cut edges of the artwork with more of the brown paint. I need to make a cushion for the settle.
Then I covered the front piece and drawers with masonry paper. I have used gold-coloured jump rings as the handles for the opening cupboard and for the false drawers on the bed.