Rafters and Stonework

modern miniatures, Sea House Warming Hut

Sand. Paint. Wait. Sand. Paint. Wait. Sand. Paint. Wait.

Got the first and second coats of paint on the rafters. I’m going to glue it up, then put a third coat on the whole assembly. And yes, it’s the same green (MSL 106 Rhododendron Leaf) used on the Sea House Pavilion :)

The floor is going to be wide-plank salvaged wood from the original Pleasure Pier, inset with a circle of native-quarried stone for the vintage wood-burning stove.

I painted several acrylic washes ( warm and green-gray, black, and “sand”) on 140 lb. watercolor paper and while still wet, sprinkled it with sea salt. Science magic!

modern miniatures, Sea House warming Hut, stone

When it was dry, I brushed the salt crystals off, and drew concentric circles the diameter of the surround.

modern miniatures, Sea House Warming Hut, painting stone texture

And cut them out. With scissors.

modern miniatures, Sea House Warming Hut, making stone tile

I cut individual tiles to fit the area and glued them down.

modern miniatures, Sea House Warming Hut, stone tiles

I “mortared”with a medium gray acrylic glaze. When that dries, I’ll give a coat or two of matte varnish.

Sea House Warming Hut, modern miniatures, faux stone tile

Next: wood plank flooring.

3 thoughts on “Rafters and Stonework

  1. Pepper says:

    Wow, the stone work looks very effective. I’ll have to remeber the sea salt trick for future projects =0)

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