Thursday, January 5, 2023

Holiday Crafting

 Whenever I make these things, I end up looking at the finished product and thinking: "Why did I make this? Am I a total man-child?"

The answer is, "Yes."

Here's a holiday craft I just finished a few days ago. It's a ramshackle inn, or something like that.

First, a cardboard and popsicle stick frame using hot glue and tape.

Next is the roof.  thin cardboard shingle-lines (not individual) on a frame.

Then the base coat of paint and Mod Podge.

Initial layer of paint with emphasis on lights and darks.

Final paint job with more muted tones, blackwash and drybrushing.