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Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Garden Fence

I've been dilinquent from blogging the past two weeks, but I haven't been dilinquent from my minis.  I've been busy with a new part of the landscaping.  If anyone had saw the March issue of Miniature Collector, you probably loved the charming cottage with the fallen down fence on the cover, as much as I did.  I couldn't stop thinking about the fence, and I was determined to do something similar in my Garden Shed landscaping.  This is what has been taking up all my time in the past two weeks.  It take a lot of time and definitely patience to make wood look old and weathered.  It also helps to have a very old bottle of "Weather It" to aid in the project.

The results of my labours are shown below.  This is one back corner of the garden shed landscaping.  I still have to add the greenery and flowers, but I thought you would like to see a glimpse of the fence before the flowers and greenery hide it a little.









My bottle of "Weather It" was purchased over 20 years ago in a Miniature Shop in Greensboro, NC, and it's now almost all used up.  I used it to age the trim around the edge of the project as well.  If anyone knows where I can buy more of this stuff I would appreciate if you can drop me an email.  I know some people make their weathering mixture from scratch, so if you have a recipe to share, that would be great as well.

I am anxiously awaiting for my copper sheeting to arrive to finish the roof.  Thanks to some followers who gave me the link for DickBlick.com, I was able to order the necessary copper.

Thanks for all the comments on the flowers in the window box.  I have also been painting and shaping more ivy leaves and geranium leaves to add to the planter.  I've also worked on making a Forsythia bush to go between the fence.  I'll show more of these efforts at a later date!

I also have to welcome a few more followers.  Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.  I hope you gain something from the postings.  Everyone please take the time to check out these follower's blogs as well.
Welcome to:-
Lori, http://ohminiofmine-loshcosh.blogspot.com/
Maru, http://miniaturasdetica1.blogspot.com/
Rosy, http://rosyminiaturas.blogspot.com/
Charipili, http://cositasdedos.blogspot.com/
Rocio, I can't find a blog for Rocio, if I have overlooked it just drop me a comment and I will add it to the next posting.

Again thanks for following.

Until the next time.......

Wanda

9 comments:

Norma said...

I really like this tumbledown fence. Gives a nice bit of character, will be fantastic when you get the plants in.

Love the window box by the way.

Maru said...

Seguro que queda estupendo. Espero que puedas conseguir Weather-it para acabarlo como tú quieres.

El macetero con los geranios es precioso, se parece mucho a lo que voy a poner en las ventanas de mi casa también con geranios y las macetas que pinté.

Plushpussycat said...

I love the tumble-down fence! This looks like a great blog. So glad I found you today!
Jennifer

Kathi said...

Your fence is charming. I've seen real fences like this and yours is perfectly done! I'm sure it did take a long time to build. Great work!

Kathi said...

PS. You can get "weather it" at Micro Mark.com. I like it too. :D

Maria Blanca"AyamontinoMaria" said...

Va a quedar estupendo.Espero que puedas acabarlo como tu quieres...Un beso

Obscure Creations said...

Love the blog - i've friended your blog - if you like mine please do the same or do a blog shout out @

http://obscurecreationsbytyla.blogspot.com/

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Lady Jane said...

Very cool fence. We have a lot of this style in NE and I cant believe I never thought to try one of these myself, lol...

Ray W said...

My dear Wanda,
What a kind an generous comment you left for me on my blog. I am delighted and flattered that you like my work. I very much look forward to getting to know you and what you do! I have taken a peek at your blog and am excited to keep up with you. You have done some wonderful things.
Please accept a big hug from Ray!
(a new pal of yours)