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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Clay tile roofing


This is a project I’ve had on the back of my head for a while now. If I look back at all the buildings I’ve ever done, I’ve always used cardboards for making tiles. It’s working great but I’m getting bored of it. What I had in mind was doing some of those round shaped looking clay tiles. There are lots of tutorials around using corrugated board or other techniques like that. Hirst Arts also have a mould to cast them but about £25.

So I thought I’d do my own mould. As you can see on the picture I used some StripStyrene from Ever green. I’ve finished it with green stuff. It actually was quite a hassle to craft, a lot more than what it looks. I made a couple of moulds from it. I’ve cast the pieces in plaster which is great for these items as it’s very easy to weather/dent them.

Anyway, I’ll use them shortly.



C'est un projet que j’avais depuis un moment. Si je regarde tous les bâtiments que j'ai fais jusqu'à présent, j'ai toujours utilisé du carton pour effectuer des tuiles. Ca marche bien mais je commençais à en avoir marre. J’avais envie de faire des tuiles arrondies. Il y a beaucoup de didacticiels sur le net utilisant du carton ondulé ou d'autres techniques comme cela. Hirst Arts ont également un moule mais environ £25.

J'ai me suis donc décidé à faire mon propre moule. Comme vous pouvez voir sur la photo j'ai utilisé du StripStyrene par Evergreen. J'ai fini avec de la pate verte. Ca a été assez galère à faire en fait, plus que ca en a l’air. J'ai fait une paire de moules. J'ai tiré les pièces en plâtre qui marche bien pour donner un effet vieilli/endommagé.

Je les utiliserais sous peu.

5 comments:

  1. Good idea..
    btw...I´ve sent a mail 3 x using the adress you gave but they keep getting rejected...
    Cheers
    paul

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  2. That's weird. I checked the address I gave you and that's correct: stephane@drwillettsworkshop.co.uk

    Can you try using the hyperlink from my profile on the blog?

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  3. good idea, I think these will look fantastic painted and on the top of any building
    Peace James

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  4. Got it!!! The link you gave originally had a large case "S" at the beggining :-D
    And I´m useless with computers...hyperlink...what´s that?? :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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