Friday, May 27, 2016

Haunted Mansion made out of Cardboard

 Hi everyone, I had so much fun last month making my first house out of cardboard when I created the San Francisco House that I wanted to create another one from cardboard.  I was inspired by this picture I found on the internet of an abandoned house that someone had drawn.  When I started out this house had both sides, but it was to large of a house for what I wanted, so I cut the right side of the house off.  This was one of my hardest designs to try to create since when I started looking at the inspiration picture that there was not one truly even square or realistic edge in the picture.  The porch was also a challenge trying to create it from the picture but I think it turned out darn awesome.  I think I spent about 2 weeks this May creating this Haunted Mansion and it was so much fun and enjoyable using the cardboard.  Yes it kills my hands to do the Thousands of cuts to create the house but so worth it.   I am loving Cardboard and love how I can design so much from it at a Low cost compared to using the fancy Expensive Wood that you have to buy at dollhouse shops.  I spent one day alone creating the interior cardboard boxes and trash and newspapers for the interior, plus I didn't have any fireplaces to put into the home so I created some out of cardboard...lol..  I also am loving how the aged patina came out with the painting process of the house, which for the life of me I don't know if I can remember how to recreate it again.  Again the use of cardboard made the house so light, but also so hard and sturdy.  I hope you all like my newest creation.  Have a Wonderful Month!  Stan






































18 comments:

  1. Wow! This is so amazing! You've done a stunning house out of cardboard which really looks old and abandoned. Great work!

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  2. Wow! This is so amazing! You've done a stunning house out of cardboard which really looks old and abandoned. Great work!

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  3. My goodness Stan, I thought the San Francisco house was amazing, but this house in its aged state is perfection itself. I love the architectural design and you have captured that used and worn look so well, even the interiors are perfectly suited.
    All the best
    Vivian

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  4. Es un trabajo impresionante!!! increíble que paciencia y exactitud para recrear todos los elemento de la imagen y crear esa fantástica casa!!!!
    Besos.

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  5. Incredible! Love ever bit of it, inside and out.

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  6. I work in 1:6 scale now and use alot of cardboard, and builder's foam which is lightweight for my dioramas and shops as well as foamboard and it is fun to work with. I love how you used this cardboard, did you reinforce it in any way? I imagine with 1:12 scale you wouldn't have to reinforce it it like you would 1:6 scale. I have used cardboard boxes for my shops but have reinforced the walls with foamcore walls to give strength. This is wonderfully done, love it! http://theonesixthscaledollhouse.blogspot.com

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  7. WOW!!! You have made an Amazing house all from Cardboard??? This is just fantastic!!! You are so fearless in trying new materials! I would not have thought it would be strong enough to be the entire structure! I love the glimpse through the hole in the roof.... you included the structural pieces too!!! You are amazing!! And you electrified it too!!! Great work!!!

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  8. Hello Stan
    THis is awesome! Once again you created such amazing detail. It looks so realistic and once again I would never guess it is cardboard. The setup inside is perfect . You really know how to create amazing atmosphere.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. it is beautifully done and creative , your very talented!! and Giac,your a wonderful person I see you a lot in comments and your so up lighting and encouraging to everyone!!! thank you! I appreciate you even though you don't know me you have inspired me with your talent and wonderfull uplifting of those around you! its nice to see and find KIND PEOPLE be Blessed ! thankyou also both of you for sharing your art talent with us!...................................Melissa

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  9. Your structures are so interesting and complicated and every one of them turns out to be a Show-stoppers! VERY VERY IMPRESSIVE Stan! :D

    elizabeth

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  10. It looks really great. I like the detail and that you have created some great scenes both inside and out.

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  11. I am so impressed with your work. I know it must take many hours but so worth it as your houses are amazing. Love them.

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  12. Hello! Awesome! Which Scale is it? Do you work with plans, or outside your Brain ;-) ?

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  13. That is amazing! Such beautiful artwork! Lots of time put into that. Great job!!!!

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  14. That is amazing! Such beautiful artwork! Lots of time put into that. Great job!!!!

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  15. Unbelievably fantastic! As a filmmaker, I can tell you that this is absolutely film quality perfect.

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  16. I was delighted to come across your beautiful house. I am inspired. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Yay for Pinterest!!! If it wasn't for scrolling through Pinterest pages, I would not have found this absolutely beautiful piece of art. Many hours & a lot of creativity has gone into this house.... congratulations & thank you for sharing you artwork with the rest of the world.

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