Smoothed out the edges and added some detail to the fridge, with Paperclay,
If you've been following along, then you know about the small houseboat fireplace that I loved and wanted to make. The only issue is that the fireplace in the photo has a very nautical theme to it, but I'm trying for a Steampunk look. So I'm referencing the original instead of just replicating. A riveted brass fireplace, if that doesn't fit in with the Steampunk theme, then I don't know what would.
Using my template, I made the tiny fireplace out of scrap wood (leftovers from the fridge), polymer clay, paper, and of course, egg carton.
Painted it ("Bronze Gold", again, but it's acting as a primer this time). The hood looked a little rough, so-more Paperclay!
That is the wallpaper for the room,
but I am planning a back-splash for the fireplace
(still, the colors seem to be working out)
It needs a few more coats of gold paint, maybe more rivets, and a back. I like how well it's turned out so far and I like how fast it's come together, especially since the fridge has taken sooo much longer than planned.
Speaking of which, it dried, so I've been working on the detail parts.
So that just leaves the rest of the house.
I have started to plan out the counter that will sit next to the fridge,
The current plan involves using life sized glass mosaic pieces
(We'll see how that works out)
But all I really have to show is a few paper rectangles.
The stonework is also progressing.
I've been working on adding in the mortar between the egg carton stones (I was calling it grout, but it's a wall, so it should be mortar). Another use for Paperclay, lots and lots of paperclay. This part has been especially slow work. A few days on it's own and while waiting for other things to dry, for two weeks, and I still have more than half of the walls to go. And then I get to paint it all again, hopefully for the last time.
And if you've been wondering, Yes I did come up with plans for all of the other rooms, but I'm not drawing anything else out until I can cross the current parts off my list
(May is welcome to take it's sweet time getting here, btw).