For this reason, I wanted to give a realistic look to the roof of my miniature houses using these little roof tiles sold in hobby stores. The problem about them though, is that there are not many tiles in a single package and I can never know for sure how many I need...
Luckily, my problem didn't last long because I immediately had the idea of making them using clay...so why spending money when you can create your own tiles?
You can make as many as you want and, believe it or not, they are very fast to make!
Step 1: What you need
- I used white air-dry clay but you can use terra cotta air-dry clay instead, so you don't have to paint it later.
- rolling pin
- brown acrylic paint (if your clay is not brown already)
- paint brush
- (empty) soda can
- scotch tape
Step 2: Prepare your soda can
I didn't have one (and I didn't even want to buy one) so I thought I could easily make one using a piece of soda can!
The first thing you should do is washing your can and let it dry, this way you won't find drops of soda when you cut it.
Once your can is dry, cut both the top and bottom using a cutter.
Finally, open the cylinder you obtained cutting from one side to the other and flatten the strip.
Be careful when you handle the can, the edges are sharp!
What you have now is an aluminium sheet you can work with!