Saturday, December 21, 2019

DIY Hogsmeade Christmas Village: Madam Puddifoot's conversion and Ice Skaters

DIY Hogsmeade Christmas Village

Previous Hogsmeade Christmas Village Posts:

DIY Hogsmeade Christmas Village: Ice Skaters and 
Madam Puddifoot's Tea and Cakes

My latest additions to the DIY Hogsmeade Christmas Village are a few ice skaters and Madam Puddifoot's Tea and Cakes!

I followed my same basic strategy for these as I have for the rest of the village:
1) Paint solid white
2) Paint in solid colors for major details
3) Do a black 'wash' of very water paint to fill in shadows
4) Dry brush on lighter colors for highlights

Most of the figures and accessories I get are from the Lemax line christmas village.  The stores and houses I purchase at thrift stores (usually not in boxes, so the brands are unknown).

Ice Skaters:

There were two pairs of skaters that came with my set; a couple and a child pulling a sled.  I made the couple a Slytherin and a Gryffindor, and the child is a Ravenclaw.  These figures are slightly smaller than the singers I painted previously, so I wasn't able to put as much detail into their faces.

Ice Skaters conversion

Skating child and dog conversion

Madam Puddifoot's and two carolers

Madam Puddifoot's Tea and Cakes:

I used the same color scheme as the previous buildings to keep the village matching.
Dark grey roof, light taupe brick, tan for the chimney and covered walls, burnt umber for the woodwork, a dark green for the garlands, and I used purple for the windows.  The green woodwork is a lighter green than the garlands. 
This store had a big front window display, large enough to paint, which was quite a bit of fun.  The display had some carved aspects to it, however, which limited my options for the display.

Madam Puddifoot's conversion

The original sign had a large teddy bear sculpted onto it.  I used plaster of paris to cover over the sign, then sanded it down once dry.

You can see the carved string of lights and christmas tree in the display window.  

After painting the purple window frame, I did a very light yellow wash to give the windows a little warm glow.  Then I colored in the window display the way it's carved, but added an extra cup of tea and a cupcake, since it is supposed to be Madam Puddifoot's Teas and Cakes, afterall.

For the rest of the building, as before, after the first block coloring dried (it took a couple coats of most of the colors) I did a black wash by diluting black paint in water and letting it seep into all the cracks and crevices to help accent the shadows.  Then I took lighter versions of all the colors and dry brushed the highlights (for the roof I just added white to the gray to make the lighter color, for the woodwork I used a golden brown to accent the burnt umber).
Madam Puddifoot's in the Hogsmeade Christmas Village

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