This is the backside....Too shiny and not very Terracotta looking.
Added copper paint - I loved it but not Terracotta enough, so went out and bought some Terracotta paint...
added some dry brushing with black and green paint
I think once it is cut out I will like it. Maybe add a few more dry brushings and some moss to make it look even older.
I picked up some more copper foil for the underside of the roof and the peak above the door again, I will have to fill in the slot holes in the peak with putty and some tape so the foil will look even and not show an indent. Also bought a roof ridge which I think I will use copper foil on, not sure yet. For one side of the house I have vines I bought and apples but decided on a Spring setting instead of Fall, so have to figure on the flowers (maybe apple blossoms or trying for wisteria, maybe) for some sort of espalier or a vine climbing the wall. Hubby cut a platform to put the house on (thanks Hubby, I hate using the big saw, I like my band saw and scroll saw, lol) which is too big I am going to ask him to cut it down some more. I picked up some green flocking material to cover it with. A few years ago I made a birdhouse in a garden setting and I think I am going to put it on the other side of the house. I am thinking of hanging Sam's art studio sign on a post outside the cottage instead of from the house.
Mini Hugs, LJ