Yesterday I started ageing the facade. Remember what it looked like?
I started with a gray tone with a little yellow in it.
Then I prepared a darker tone which I put with a sponge.
Brushes leave marks but sponges don't.
Here is my first video tutorial:
A bit amateur but I promise I'll improve, LOL
Click on the arrow in the centre....
In the process, I often checked with the original pictures on my computer.
Then, gradually, the building started to have its own life. Little by little, I added colours to angles and moldings as usually, in Thailand, because of the monsoons, this is where black stains first appear.
Of course, you have to be creative and not afraid to use too much color and then wipe it in order to get the right tone.
Then I aged the door and the shutters using a white layer, then used the sponge technique again until the green painting gradually disappeared.
After an hour, sweating in the Thai afternoon heat (before the evening rain), the house started to look like what I had in mind.
Now the fun part, adding details:
Chinese always decorate their facades with votive posters to bring them good luck or money or both (LOL), so I added a few I had photographed.
The metal sheet for the awning for the door and shutters is ready and so is the wooden sign that shows the name of the family in Thai and in English.
And now the sign hangs above the door
Thanks for spending a few minutes reading my blog and I hope tonight I'll be able to show you the awnings.
If I dared, this is what one of the houses looked like
But I am afraid it would be too much....
Have a good day
From sunny Thailand.....