So I am trying to explain how I got from start of the roof to the finished roof. A few have asked how I got there. I will say I followed directions but veered away from them often.
First, I painted the roof because, as I explained, it is a heavy cardboard. I used Valspar interior paint. It is a 4 oz container that costs about $4. I can take any color from the color chips and they will mix it free! While there is nothing wrong with craft paint, I often don't like their color selection.
Then I did the leading that would look like a metal roof. I carefully marked where all of the wire would go.
Except I found wire to be very difficult to fight with. I searched and found some thin black cording in my sewing stash. Voila! It worked.
I started at the center and glued the cord down. On the above photo, the cord isn't glued. I then cut and glued on the lines. I didn't have to worry when the cord raveled. The next coat of paint took care of it and there would be a dormer window in the center front.
Next step was to begin the weathering. First was to take tissue paper and paint it on. Looks like a Halloween project.
This is the roof finally done. I placed the dormer windows and the roof chimney pots. I am pleased with the final results.
I am now in the process of assembling furniture kits for the house. They need to be painted. I am testing them to see how they fit. I have a lot to do.
See you next time.