Monday, August 6, 2012

Front Done!

Finished the entire front yesterday. I like the look of the stone all the way up and I am glad I decided not to add brick work on the facing. The structure is very imposing. It will become even more imposing when I add in the coloring and aging.

I only have two side sections and the tower sides and back to do. That should go pretty quickly. Hopefully.

My next step will be to start of the slate roofing. These will also be done in paperclay but it is going to be a long process. I am kinda dreading it. I could go the easier route and use wood shingles but I don't think it would have the same effect. I will lay out one inch wide strips of paper clay the length of each section of roofing and then go back and carve in the details for each shingle.

I will be making the front porch flooring bricked with some circular accents at the door. I will also be adding a short stone wall to semi-enclose the "porch". This will give the front some more depth and detail since I am not using the porch roof. I may also add a lions head fountain just to the right of the front door which will have "water" spilling into a small fountain base. I think it will be a cool touch.

Does an abandoned house still have running water?


  1. Having rescued one, they don't have running water! Not for many years! Fill the fountain full of weeds and dirt and maybe a mouse! Very imposing pictures! Don't drink too much beer! Too much peeing! LMAO!

    1. I love adding water effects and since the fountain basin is not under an overhang, and since the time of the year depicted in the landscaping will be the rainy season, water would theoretically accumulate in the basin. I am going to make it murky green and add weeds.
      Yeah, our one bathroom is downstairs and I kept having to stop my work to "make a trip". I must have ran up and down the stairs 10 times which didn't help my sweating at all!