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Friday, February 14, 2014

Moss!

 First, thank you everyone for all your nice comments!!!  I really appreciate it, more than you know.

Earlier I posted some highlights from the brick work; now I've added some moss, and the brick and stone portion of the facade is done!  The next thrilling step is to paint the exterior door and window.  I'm quite excited to see them in place!  I've put a coat of the trim paint on the over-door/over-window half round thingies, and have high hopes too for this trim color.  It's historically accurate, and was at the time quite popular, but some historically accurate colors are hideous so I wasn't entirely confident that my choices would match my (high) expectations.

For moss, I used a combination of fine turf (Woodland Scenics) and the two greens in the PanPastel "scenery" tray.  I actually bought it for the greens, because they were such wonderful moss colors.  There's also a terrific lichen color, which I haven't had a chance to use yet.






I got these for Valentine's!















Sorry for the gratuitous pictures.  But I can never be sure which ones to use!  And I guess I am a little pleased with myself...

Thoughts?

12 comments:

otterine said...

Nice!!!!!! I can feel the cold moisture on the bricks and stones. Lovely. :D

Susan Korman said...

The moss just adds that extra touch of realism and for what it's worth, I think you have every right to be proud. You've been working all out on this project and it really shows. Lovely flowers :-) Hope you had a happy Valentine's Day.

Susan

Debora said...

It looks beautiful and very realistic!

nancyengedesign said...

The "historical" turquoise color totally works with the brick facade, and the moss and ageing. Inspired and successful.

PILAR6373 said...

El resultado es impresionante!!! Más real imposible,un gran trabajo!!!
Besos.

carmen said...

muy conseguido!!

Anna said...

Wow, CJ! Even without doors and windows installed, it looks like real, old houses I've seen in England. Can't wait to see the finished build!

Josje said...

Your brick work looks absolutely fantastic. Love it! And you have added just the right amount of moss and aging to make it look old. Very nice work!

Giac said...

Hello CJ,
A little pleased with yourself...you should be beyond proud! What you were able to achieve in miniature blows me away! There are many artists who manage to make very realistic miniature exteriors, but yours bring it to a whole other level. I am very impressed and very humble in front of your work!
Big hug,
Giac

BumbleTheWolf said...

CJ, This looks so much like the old brick farm houses here in Ohio. Looks amazing!

Elizabeth S said...

Hi C J What a Pleasure to see the way the bricks look now that you have added the moss and the aging! It takes them from Wonderful to BEAUTIFUL!!! The extra dimension that it gives is such a glorious testament to the beauty of the old and worn. It gives layers that are like a bridal veil not completely hiding the prize beneath, but obscuring it just enough to retain the mystery. I LOVE IT!

elizabeth

Fabulously Small said...

Hi CJ! I am so enjoying looking at your work, it's amazing how incredibly realistic you've managed to get the aging. Not too much, in the right places, very very realistic, I'm loving it!! And you should be (very!) pleased with yourself, and I think there were just enough photo's, always nice to see something from more angles and it's so worth showing all of them :D