For the side of the house, I added two small windows on the main floor. These two windows will flank the fireplace in the living area. I also needed to build a chimney to go along with the fireplace. I marked out the basic placement onto the dollhouse wall. I then took graph paper and made a template of the shape I wanted to create.
Using the graph paper template, I cut out the shape from a piece of balsa wood.
I then added some handmade bricks to random places on both sections of the chimney and painted them.
I then applied a generous amount of matte Mod Podge on the bricks. This seals them as well as provides a brick surface in which I can wipe away the grout adhesive I used in my next step.
I used a spatula and spread the grout over the entire chimney wiping of my bricks as I went to expose them.
First I applied drywall mud all over and textured it with paper towels. I then painted it antique white. I next glued paper clay to the bottom of the wall on either side of the chimney and created stones as I had done to my front steps.
I added a cap to the top of the chimney using premade bricks and grout. I then dry brushed the cap with black paint to simulate smoke stains.
I created non working shutters for the top floor window opening using the same technique used on the front door. I also carried over my use of the handmade bricks underneath the window from the front of the house.
I added my strips under the eaves to match the front roof and glued a scrapbook cutout above the window. I then added all my timbers.
I dry brushed stain around the edge of each timbered section to age it.
Finally I created more leaded “glass” to go in the small windows I added. I also added small scrapbook cutout left overs above each of the small windows.
I am thrilled with the way the house is starting to come together. On to the next side…