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  1. From the album: Elsie's Garden Shed

    This shed has seen a lot of time go by...
  2. From the album: Elsie's Garden Shed

    Outside Siding and Egg Carton Stone Foundation on day 2.
  3. From the album: Elsie's Garden Shed

    Electrical meter (battery box with on/off switch).
  4. From the album: Elsie's Garden Shed

    Here is a view of the back sides.
  5. From the album: Elsie's Garden Shed

    I didn't start on the roof until we got home from vacation.
  6. From the album: Elsie's Garden Shed

    Framing the structure from my drawings.
  7. From the album: Elsie's Garden Shed

    I used a set of Darice LED fairy lights. The battery pack just happened to look kind of like an electric box so I went with it. I added the rust, cabochon with printed meter face, then ran the wiring through a plastic straw and up inside the shed.
  8. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    The woodshed, filled. As I mentioned in an earlier image of this lean-to shed, the flooring which I took such pains with ended up almost completely obscured, once the wood piles went in. Ah, well. This step, adding the wood, looks easier than it was. First, since I live in an apartment, I have no back yard from which to readily grab sticks, so I spent all year, from April to November, trying to remember to stop and scavenge whenever I saw what looked like very straight sticks/ branches lying on the ground anywhere in my travels. Hopefully all you miniaturists have experienced the twinge of embarrassment of picking up weird things for mini use when you're out and about, right? Right? o.O And second—as it turns out, when choosing straight branches, so they won't look crazy-wiggly in scale, you can never really choose straight enough. Try as I might I had to throw out a bunch of sections of the branches I'd collected at the end, because when cut down to only a couple of inches long they looked like some sci-fi-fantasy-movie prop and not like real logs intended for a "real" wood fire. I also have new respect for folks who make neat stacks of wood like this in real life. There is a technique to getting them not to roll off the pile as you add more and more... one that I have not mastered yet, even with my lightweight scale logs. I'd have crushed quite a few toes if these were real-sized.
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    From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    The woodshed, more like a lean-to, shows the red "corrugated tin" roof that all the buildings of this project sport, and a faux cement floor made by mixing a few shades of grey and black paint with a sanded acrylic medium. (The same effect could probably be achieved with actual sand mixed into paint, but I had some medium lying around so this is how I did it.) I spread the paint-sand mixture on a bit thickly, then scraped off, to get the look of a real hand-troweled cement floor. This is one of those silly things miniaturists do... in the end, after the wood piles moved in, very little of that gorgeous floor shows. Well, at least I know it's there!
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