Saturday, December 11, 2010

The top of the Tower

After working a few unsuccessful samples of thatch :( I decided to make life a lot easier and use wooden shingles on the roof.
The roof isn't glued down yet, as I'm not happy with the way it sits on the top of the walls. I'd like to make another roof which reaches the very outside of the eaves, but that will be on the five year plan :)
Another reason is that I messed up when I was gluing it together, and the front and back sections don't fit neatly into each other :( Using ten-minute setting glue on such a complicated and mischievous roof proved too much for this girl!
And here is the inside. Since I was small I've always wanted a ceiling with stars, and finally I've got one :D
The ceiling sections are lined with paperclay and stippled with diluted blue acrylic paint - beautiful rich dark mysterious twilight blue! Then I glued on varying sizes of Swarovski flatback crystals. I wish I could photograph the way it sparkles as your eyes move over it! I'm very pleased with this :D

Glenda

23 comments:

  1. I'm so glad it wasn't just me who had horrendous problems with this roof and I too encountered the same problem trying to obtain a neat and tight fit with the back to the front. To cover any gaps, I overhung my tiles and no one is any of the wiser when the front goes on.

    The inside roof is amazing and you have done something I already had planned for Hogwarts, only I was going to use tiny stars (the type you sprinkle on table settings and in presents). :o))

    Michelle xx

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  2. I LOVE IT Glenda! The ceiling is brilliant. The color is magic and the crystals WOW!!! I bet it twinkles. What fun!

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  3. I love the blue ceiling! The dark blue colour is gorgeous and it even has real crystals!

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  4. Brilliant idea for the ceiling Glenda, Love it..x

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  5. I see the stars Glenda in the dark blue night...
    Beautiful.

    gr.Heleni

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  6. Thanks, ladies!!

    Michelle - the blue paint I used was a mix of 3 parts cool blue to 1 part warm red. Add about 3-4 parts water, and stipple it on with a brush.
    I used Crafter's Pick glue for the crystals. (This is turning out to be a very useful glue - works on lots of different surfaces, and very quick grab.)

    Glenda

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  7. OOOHHH! I love it! That is nearly the same blue I used for the sleeping nook in my Folly... I added the little gold metallic stars too, they glitter, but probably not as well as swarovski crystals do! Very VERY Beautiful!

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  8. It's turned out really great! The ceiling is really magical - is that a Southern Cross I see nestled among the sparkle or is it my imagination???

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  9. Wow! Your ceiling is amazing! Love this!

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  10. Norma - no intentional Southern Cross - it's sooo hard to organise something random!! lol!

    Glenda

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  11. I love it! The inside is breathtaking, what a wonderful idea :)

    Victoria ♥

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  12. If you would like I can quickly make you an accurate roof pattern that has the overhang you want. Email me by putting my first name and last name together and send to gmail.

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  13. Gleda
    It turns out so delicate and beautiful! The inside roof is truly magical.
    Best Regards
    Neomi

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  14. Your tower is beautiful Glenda and the roof is just wonderful with it's stars..what a great idea!!! I think the tiles are a good choice..better than straw!!

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  15. The roof's outside is very well done and inspiring for somebody like me who has to build a tower with a roof next year (LOL) - but the inside of the ceiling is a true miracle. Fantastic idea, and fits perfect together with the light and delicate paintings on the wall. You're work is amazing - as always!

    Have a great week!
    Birgit

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  16. It looks such a tricky roof to do and I think the style is perfect! My giveaway prize came yesterday Glenda thankyou so so much I adore all the bottle,s you are so generous and clever! Theyve taken some time eh, thats the snow for you! Kate xxx

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  17. Hey Glenda, why don't you pop over here and paint my celling in the stars? ;)Great idea! Beautiful celling!:)

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  18. Hi Glenda,
    I love how your Tower is coming along, it really is lovely. Your sparkly ceiling is wonderful and you know I love how you have painted on your walls, I can imagine visiting a place like your Tower in RL.. wonderful :) Did you paint your wooden shingles, the colour pattern looks great. I want to use wooden shingles on our rooves, but hubby is still hesitant, I think they are perfect though!
    Julia xx

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  19. The ceiling is just lovely and to use crystals as stars is a great idea.

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  20. That sky ceiling is amazing! Just gorgeous. You've doing a wonderful job on the tower.

    Cia

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  21. I love the inside of the roof. What a great idea to use crystals , my dear. I feel like reciting a romantic poem when I see your "sky"

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  22. Has tenido una idea genial al utilizar los cristales, queda fantastico.
    besitos ascension

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