|I used two shades of grey paint on the black foam sheets ;|
Zinc and Slate Grey
|The above photo shows the black foam sheet, then the grey foam sheet and on top, the color of the black once the paints were applied.|
|I brushed the color on and left it streaky so that it would have some depth and texture.|
|I used my stick to measure off the lines on the roof|
|Then I began to glue on the tiles cutting the angles into the pitch as I went along. I used Aileen's Super Tacky glue and the tiles stuck without shifting. It took me 2 1/2 hours to get them on for both sides. The results are as seen below|
|I took the longest strip I could from the side portions of the cookie sheet, and ironed the strip with the butt end of my craft knife.|
|The I folded the piece in half and cut it with my scissors to narrow the strip down, then I opened the fold and cut it to the right length for the roof, sliding the top end under the top of the roof shingles.|
|I used DAZZLE TAC JEWELRY GLUE, to|
adhere the metal to the foam.
It's stinky, but it worked a treat.
|Whoooa,...WAY toooo shiny!|
I painted it, then aged it to allow it to be unnoticeable.
|using a pencil sharpener, I made a point on one end.|
|I bought some Bendy Straws from the $1 store, and cut a section to fit over the point of the wooden dowel.|
The top of the straw was shaped to the underside of the gutter.
|I painted them with black acrylic paint.|
I also fitted some more of the folded metal from the baking sheets over the joints and glued it in place with QUICK GRIP.
|I made a flange to extend from either side of the metal connector.|
Krylon satin finish spray sealer.
|I attached the downspout to the underside of the gutter with more|
QUICK GRIP and glued the flanges at the top and the bottom of the pipes, to the stone wall.
When they were dry, I added some rust with Brown Iron Oxide acrylic paint.
|And that was that!|
This was not that much fun,
but I got it done anyway.
however I want to leave you with a smile on my face, so let me show you what Fatima made for Janine and I for Christmas....
|A garlic braid!|
Here's to a Happy 2015 to Everyone
God Bless you all!