Then apply one coat of crackle glaze. The next step depends on your desired crack size… If you want small cracks (if you are doing a small piece) thin your top coat of paint by 10%…just add a little water. If you want big cracks (most likely for bigger projects) then thin the paint less or not at all. Then watch the excitement begin…!
Next, I made shingles. Yep…me! I was just going to buy doll house shingles at Hobby Lobby, but there was no 40% off coupon that week. So long story short, I was playing canasta with Barb and George, and discovered George knows how to make shingles! I didn’t have a camera with me 🙁 . But, the process is simple. You need a dull knife, hammer, and a small block of wood. Place the dull knife on wood black, and then give the hammer a few taps. I made 40 shingles in under 10 minutes…this is an easy process 🙂
We used liquid nails to glue the shingles on the roof.
Then my mom used left over stain and stained the shingles.
As for the sign, my mom used a left over shingle and chiseled out the rugged edges. Annie brought over some green tulip paint, and wrote “Earl”! Now, Earl the squirrel has a sophisticated house!