The tower is not symmetrical which poses a ‘nice’ problem when building its roof, filling in the beams and laying the tiling. I’ve used Richard Stacey Versi-Tiles, a reversible cardboard tile covered in a clay slip so that it has texture. I chose these rather than full clay for various reasons: much, much easier to trim, lightweight and less cost.
The tiles come with yellow spotting on the darker side, giving some look of lichen etc, but I’ve rubbed in various colours of soft pastels to add a further blending.
The images have a wet look as they were taken when a coat of matte varnish had just been added. Have varnished to give a harder finish to the tiling so that they might withstand the various knocks and bangs I’m bound to administer as the work goes along.
If the so-called matte finish dries too shiny I might take a fine piece of sandpaper to it at some point. Will probably wait till have more of the tiling in place before making that judgement. Somewhere between 280 and 300 tiles used.