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 squirel has a sophisticated house!