We made brick out a thick rough paper. I was going for an "aged plaster wall" look with a few bricks showing through. I glued the brick on in a few random places, sprayed with a clear sealer (let dry) and then grouted them.
The grout/plaster is a mixture of drywall spackling compound, a few different colors of craft paint, a little water and some tacky glue for good measure.
I put on a generous application of the plaster because I wanted it to appear thicker than the bricks. I used this clay took out of my kit to apply the mixture.
Same process on the window wall
I let it sit for a while to set up then I smoothed it with a large drywall trowel
This is the project the next day - still a little damp. After it dries I will sand it a little more. Note that I have added the timbers on the exterior to match the interior.
I wanted to do something unique with the roof so I added a dormer window.
Here is the view from the inside. I will build a window to fit within the dormer. and add some large timber beams.
The roof is made from foam core board, so I am in the process of painting and adding wood some wood trim to finish off the edges.
I am toying with the idea of doing something different with the shingles like this. Not sure of the colors yet. perhaps a weathered gray ?
The kit included a piece of corrugated cardboard for the roof so I am going to use mine on the dormer. I painted with some copper paint and a few other colors for some character.