Isn’t it a Beauty? Here I present you my “Maria Mill House”. This is the first DIY Project that I am sharing with you in this blog. I will never forget it as I painted it while Hurricane Maria was hitting the Caribbean. At that time I was desperate trying to get in touch with my family there.
I know, this is not a good time to remember sad times…
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Going back to this DIY Project, I am in Love with it! I used to make a lot of DIY projects in the past but, for some reason, since I moved to the US, I was not engaged in any crafts. Surfing through Pinterest ( I love Pinterest and this is not an add) I found the decorated Roof Tiles (Tejas or Telhas). They are soooo beautiful! They are decorated facades or rooms in top of clay roof Tiles.
Maria Mill House…
In South Carolina I was not able to find the Clay Roof Tiles as we don’t used them in our regular construction Projects. Well, I was decided to make them anyway so I made my own version of them; my very own “Carton Tiles”. They are strong and you can add ornaments to them. In the confection of the Maria Mill House I used different supplies, including different kinds of carton, acliric paints in diferent colors, pieces of balsa wood and some other details like Decorative Moss.
Very Soon, the Step by Step …
Don’t worry, I am working really hard in the Step by Step Instructions. It will include detailed instructions, patterns and measures for each one of the pieces. You will be able to complete this without major difficulty and will serve as base for other projects.
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The instructions are going to include how to make the simulate Zinc roof, the mill wheel and the stairs.
I am including the use of black paint to simulate the shadows and the other paint techniques used in in this model.
You can learn how to make them to decorate your house or your friends house. May be sell them and make some extra money.
The mill wheel and the Stairs are also made out of recycled carton. Below one of the steps in painting the wheel.
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