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Nails in the siding - detail


I sanded the exterior surface to age the wood and bring back some of the grain. I marked where the interior wall beams will be on the outside with tiny pencil marks. I didn't measure precisely since nails wouldn't be completely even in real life.


I used an awl to indent each of these marks, two per board. Interestingly, when I pushed on the pencil marks, the graphite remained reflective and looked like tiny nail heads. :D Happy accident.


I used a watery paint mixture of Terra Cotta and brown to make rusty nail halos with a tiny brush. The paint sank into the indentations, and I dabbed the excess with a tissue along the way. Yes, it's tedious...but the detail will add to the realism in the end. I didn't add this detailing to the top edge since the trim board will cover that area.


I think the siding looks fabulous with the stone foundation. :yes:

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