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  1. I know many of you have used Creative Paperclay and the like to create various finishes on projects ( Tracy @Minis On The Edge and Karin @WyckedWood off the top of my head). I am going to attempt to use it as roofing for my Christmas cottage. The idea is to roll it out to about 1/8" thick and use a scalloped oval cookie cutter for the "tiles". The roof surface with dormers is about 514 sq in. The cookie cutter I have is about 1-1/2" w x 2" l. I estimate with overlap that I will need about 350 "cookies". I have 4 lbs of Creative Paperclay so far. How much more would you estimate that I will need? Any pointers you can give will be appreciated very much!
  2. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    Real life is messy. Snow is rarely snow-white. So here, leaves, trudged-up dirt, ice melt, and wood chips are scattered among the snowflakes on the ground... but up on the roof, as James taylor would say, it's as peaceful as can be.
  3. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    The flat roof of the dormer is finished in a faux-asphalt, achieved by base coating the roof with a thick layer of very dark, almost-black grey paint (I had leftovers from a quart bought for another project—use what you have, of course, but the paint does have to be on the roof fairly thickly), and then sprinkling a heavy, even dusting of black craft sand over the paint and gently (and very flat-ly), pressing the sand into the paint. Don't press so hard that you make the paint drip off the flat roof's edges! The paint becomes the base color and the adhesive. Be very patient, this takes a long time to dry. When dry, shake off the excess/ non-adhered sand (I put mine back into the container I keep it in, to reuse at another time), and you should have a very realistic asphalt look.
  4. From the album: Tiny House

    Roofing made from a game case bought at thrift store.
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