If you saw the last blog you'll know that I've been working on a 3D 1/24th scale (more or less) picture of an old barn in the town that has since been demolished and replaced by a group of new houses. Anyway my affectionate representation means that in my house, at least, it won't be forgotten.
Using simple brown card and mountboard the barn was built up - now it's time to get landscaping. You wouldn't expect such a utilitarian building to warrant landscaping, but the land behind and to the sides was a haven for buddleia and elder as well as sycamore sapplings, and the debris at the side of the road as walls collapsed encouraged wild flower growth.
I wish I had the patience to cut hundreds and hundreds of 1/24th scale leaves for the trees - but I don't, so hope you think this ubiquitous 'moss' works as folliage.
Nothing very fancy has been used for the planting - a bit of paper, some dyed hemp and a little preserved natural plant material and of course a paint brush..... Probably too small to see, but there are tiny butterflies up on the blossoms.
This may not be the final framing - and of course the glazing isn't in place, to enable better photos to be taken - but really that's it! I'm hoping to learn a little more about the history of the barn, so near the centre of town. I know it was an agricultural store and maybe a creamery once in its life. Perhaps it was originally part of a farm before the town grew up.
Thank you for looking