It is always a great pleasure to come home and see my family and friends. The weather wasn't too good, mostly cold and rainy but it wasn't really important. I just enjoyed every minute there.
I am now back home and Mimine, my Thai cat was waiting for me. My neighbour takes care of her when I am away.
I have now finished ageing the shop window and the wall above.For those who asked, I used the same technique as previously, first a grey primer, then the colour I have chosen with an aerograph (pale grey this time) Then I use a small brush and a flat brush. I need a little painting and a lot of water.I use both brushes alternatively as it dries very quickly.
I add previously cut the stripes of marble and pasted them in place and I aged the whole combination together.
It worked pretty well and the shop now looks old enough.
I used the same technique for the wall above the shop.
As this is the same design as the 1st shop, I have added little metal pieces on each corner of the windows and separate the large window in two halves.
Now the shop is almost done. I will put the two parts together with screws as the plan is to make kits in the future.
Now the 2nd part is going to start, building the box that will accomodate the shop, the room above and the attic.The window rail is done by chemical etching