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I do like faffing around with a pattern

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I do like faffing around with a pattern
Enjoyed making the detailed pattern with white water crayon and ordinary pencil for highlight/shadow
Posted on March 7, 2015 Full Size|

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11 Comments

Janice
7:28 AM on March 11, 2015 
Amazing design, you make it sound so easy.
theinfill.wordpress.com
3:53 PM on March 10, 2015 
Julie Hardy says...
I don't think it's a cheat, at all! It's extremely effective and the illusion of separate tiles is perfect!

I made the brick chimney breasts out of card in my Shukers' cottage. I scored all the brick lines before painting with household emulsion, then went over them again with a fine skewer when the paint was still wet. This pulled the slightly-softened surface of the card into a representation of crude mortar between the bricks. Just the right effect for a squatters' cottage which was meant to have been built in a day.

Very effective manoeuvre
Janetc
9:11 AM on March 10, 2015 
These look very realistic, I never would have guessed they were made from card.
Brooksey
7:21 AM on March 10, 2015 
theinfill.wordpress.com says...
I cheated, yet again, and marked out a block of 16 but didn't cut them. There was no other way I could make tiles that had a continuous pattern running from one to the next! P.S. the gent indoors commented that Macdonalds must have been around then from the look of the design in the corners.


I don't think it's a cheat, at all! It's extremely effective and the illusion of separate tiles is perfect!

I made the brick chimney breasts out of card in my Shukers' cottage. I scored all the brick lines before painting with household emulsion, then went over them again with a fine skewer when the paint was still wet. This pulled the slightly-softened surface of the card into a representation of crude mortar between the bricks. Just the right effect for a squatters' cottage which was meant to have been built in a day.
theinfill.wordpress.com
5:59 AM on March 9, 2015 
Rosemary says...
I am most impressed. I am finding card amazing for use in making miniature things. I now save all the thin lengths of offcuts from various things - long narrow strips as they are really useful and if you TRY to cut a thin length especially, it always goes wrong!

Absolutely - I also used to save the thick board from around the washing liquid squeeze bags. (that's the Ecover boxes - tho there are other brands available ;) Amazingly strong card
Rosemary
4:15 AM on March 9, 2015 
I am most impressed. I am finding card amazing for use in making miniature things. I now save all the thin lengths of offcuts from various things - long narrow strips as they are really useful and if you TRY to cut a thin length especially, it always goes wrong!
Ninja
3:10 PM on March 8, 2015 
Brilliant! Looks so real.
Jan
10:14 AM on March 8, 2015 
Great results.
theinfill.wordpress.com
9:55 AM on March 8, 2015 
Zoe H says...
This looks great! Very artistically done. Ah ah... No... Remember, Do....no protesting! Lol

I cheated, yet again, and marked out a block of 16 but didn't cut them. There was no other way I could make tiles that had a continuous pattern running from one to the next! P.S. the gent indoors commented that Macdonalds must have been around then from the look of the design in the corners.
Patty W
9:45 AM on March 8, 2015 
Very artistic, love the colours that you have used.
Zoe H
7:17 AM on March 8, 2015 
This looks great! Very artistically done. Ah ah... No... Remember, Do....no protesting! Lol

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