Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Front Door Progress

Armed with a lot of DAS clay, a toothbrush, PVA glue and watercolour paints, I finished the front house windows, front door and porch.  You can see how the watercolours really work to bring out the detail in the stone.

The crest of the original occupant and date of construction

The porch so far.  I have to make a step and a nice solid door.  There will be further stone carving above the doorway, just like at Hamilton House:

The porch slots over the front door, and will be slated as soon as I can decide on roofing materials!



  1. How lovely is your work. You have just begun with this project, and it is already beautiful. I will follow your progress gladly.

  2. I really like your door surround and the crest with the date. The porch looks great too,good luck with choosing your roofing materials.

  3. It looks great. I love the shape of the house too.

  4. To achieve something on my dollhouse I have to do like you, "news blackout" absolute! Maybe I just need a so-called "sabbatical year"! Good job!

  5. Hello Jonquil,
    It looks absolutely fantastic. your faux stone effect is just beautiful and so realistic. I love the stonework is magnificent and really makes the building stand out. Excellent work.
    Big hug,

  6. Its a perfect work. I like!
    Bye, Faby

  7. Looks great Jonquil! I love the little covered porch area by the front door, it is so welcoming!

  8. Jonquil, this is fantastic work, well done! It looks so beautiful together. I'll follow the progress with interest.
    Hugs, Ilona

  9. The windows are beautiful! Where did PVA glue go in this scheme?:)
    I really love the look of these stones. They are just like real ones!

  10. Fantastic job on the stone, it looks so real! I would never know it was clay. The house is really taking shape!

  11. Muy bonito lo que has realizado hasta ahora, me encanta, felicidades:-)

  12. Jonquil,

    Your door is stunning!! You really are quite the craftswoman, it really looks fabulous and so like the original.

    ML Fi XX