When I made Jack's Halloween house I cut out another house from the same pattern. I didn't want the house to look exactly like Jack's house because why would you want TWO Jack's houses. I decided I needed to do something very different so this is my first attempt at a rusted tin roof. I think it looks pretty good and it was pretty quick to do as well. It didn't take nearly as much time as the shingles on Jack's house did.
Tutorial on How to Make a Rusted Tin Roof on Your Little House
So here is the photo-heavy tutorial on how to make a rusted tin roof. I'm working with the porch roof since that was the last roof that I did. I had to make sure the first ones were successful before I took photos for a tutorial.
Tape Metallic Tape to Cardboard Roof Piece
The 3M tape is a real metallic duct tape that you can find at Home Depot, Lowe's or other hardware stores. The cardboard is the roof piece.
Peel off the backing of the metallic tape and tape to the cardboard piece.
This is what it looks like taped. Since this is a spooky house and a rusted tin roof it's ok for the tape to be a little lumpy and not very smooth.
Score the Cardboard to look like the Ribs on a Metal Roof
Score the cardboard and tape. Again, it's ok if it's not perfectly straight because it's an old rusted roof.
Color the Metallic Tape with Alcohol Inks
Add alcohol inks to color the metallic tape.
Smear the ink with your finger. I guess you could use a brush, it just didn't occur to me to do that.
Add Black Distress Paint to really age the Rusted Tin Roof
Finish the Halloween House
|Front view of the Rusted Tin Roof House|
|Close-up of the witch in the window. She is stirring her cauldron. It is a retired Martha Stewart punch that I was able to find on ebay.|
|Porch side view of the Rusted Tin Roof House.|
|Clockside view of the Rusted Tin Roof House.|
I love, love, love this house! The rusted tin roof is amazing!
I was very pleased with this roof. You know how sometimes you think of an idea and try to execute it, but it doesn't come out anywhere near what's in your mind. Well, this idea came out better than expected and it was easier than most of the roofs I do.
I'm so glad you like this house.