Monday, December 24, 2012
I have started the second part of my project, another building, quite similar that will be on the left of the first one. I have used the same structure for the shop but it has smaller windows and a double door, much bigger. Upstairs will be a bedroom. I have already chosen the wallpaper and the fabric, one of the beautiful toiles de Jouy of Catherine Ferouelle ( Visit her shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/latelierduchatbotte
you'll love it if you like French fabric)
The roof will be different too. I'll try to do a Mansard roof.
Downstairs, I am not sure yet but I am thinking of a 'blanchisserie' ( a laundry?) where people used to bring bedsheet, tablecloths, etc to be washed and ironed. I want to do something a bit different from the other shops. I am not sure about the choice, let's say 60% sure...LOL), if not a modist shop (hatmaker?)
On the next picture, I've applied the first layer, some kind of greyish tone and I have started applying thin layers of water with a little black painting to give more depth to the moldings.
On the right side, you can see the difference. These layers will give life to the facade.
I used a sponge to remove the water and only leave the pigments.
Now both sides are finished. The next step will be to do the same with the doors and then I will remove the tapes that protect the glass. At that moment only, I will know how the shop will look like.
Tomorrow is Christmas and all the people who live far away from their parents and siblings, as I do, know how difficult this period of Christmas is. I am painting my facade while listening to some Christmas music.
Happy Christmas to everyone who reads my blog.
Bon Noel a toutes et a tous!