So, Felix, what are we going to start with this year?
The shop front of the Funeral Home didn't match with the shop so my plan is to build another shop house to relocate it and use the first building for a French shop selling "Articles de Mode" fashion items, right? hats, parasols, gloves, handbags,.....
So during the Xmas break, I made a very simple shop front and painted it black.
Then I cut the walls and the floors and started to build the shop house. To make it look different from the other shops, I chose to have a balcony and a French door. A few years ago, my brother who builds models for architects in France had ordered these balconies and there was one left. Isn't it beautiful?
I have the plan to design more and sell them in my Etsy shop.
I made the stands for the balcony from polystyrene, I carved them and covered with wood glue to make them strong.
Then the first layer of Gesso...
Then I built the rest of the shop with a ...flat roof. I had a balustrade in mind...
Then the painting of the front and the ageing process started. I like that step but it always makes me very nervous as it can quickly become a disaster....
Then I designed, cut and painted the corner stones
Then I aged the balcony and the supporting elements
Then I started thinking about the roof, a terrace with a wooden balustrade.
When I received the balustrades from England, I built the three stands that connect the elements of the balustrade together from polystyrene as well.
Then I used gesso again, to fill in the wooden elements and aged the whole thing
Now this is what the façade looks like:
Tiger, one of my 4 cats, inspects the new building, he seems to like it.
Now it's time to move the funeral home inside its new location.In color...
or do you prefer black and white?