Once I had my "boards" I began at the bottom of the house and worked my way up. Each row lays slightly on top of the one below it. It is also important to remember to start each row with a different length strip. This makes each seam, where the strips meet, fall in a different place on the wall. This looks much more realistic and natural.
It is a slow process that will take me several days, but I like the look of it so far. Right now the detail isn't easy to see but later I will paint the whole house black and then dry brush it. When I do that all of those little creases will stand out really well.