Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Faux Copper Flashing

I am so excited to finally be starting on the Villa! Santa was very good to me and brought lots of goodies for it, including an entire kitchen. How on Earth did he fit it in his bag?! I will save all of those surprises for a later post.

In keeping with the Italian Villa styling, I am finishing the roof in Spanish barrel tiling- I ordered some plastic sheeting that simulates those tiles, but vastly underestimated how much I would need (the Villa is huge!) so I am waiting on another package to come.

I love copper detailing on roofs and decided to make the overhang reflect that (only the edge and underside will show.)

I had a few rolls of foil type strips that were very gold on one side and silver on the other. Copper strips can be pretty expensive and since I already had this material, why not use it? After gluing it along the edges I painted over it with copper colored acrylic paint. I may add some "age" to the paint later.
Shiny gold before paint.

Muted copper added to edges.

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