Thursday, December 28, 2017

Winter Shack by the Bay

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas.  I almost completely forgot to post the pictures of my latest creation  "The Winter Shack by the Bay".  I was inspired by a picture I found online and had to create a little shack by the bay.  My phone wont transfer all of the pictures to the computer so I apologize I had lots more pictures of all the cardboard strips I cut to create the shack.  I also love winter and being in the holiday spirit I just had to create snow and cover the shack in it.  I had some fun and created a little Christmas Tree inside out of an old plastic plant I had found in a closet.  I hope you enjoy the newest project and maybe inspire you to create something.  Have a wonderful new year.  Stan

This was the point of no return when I decided to cover the house in snow.  Which I really liked the house before it had snow on it and all I could think is omg I'm so gonna ruin the house.  But once I was finished with the snow I loved it.  There is probably 6 bottles of elmers glue and ground up white Styrofoam.  There are some pictures further down of the shack before I put snow on it. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Witches Cottage

I just finished my newest creation the "Witches Cottage"  I wanted to create something a little different since most pictures you see on Pinterest show miniature witches houses or haunted houses are painted black, and I wanted to create something with color and a little haunted looking.  There is a ton of paper mache I used to create the walls and took over a week to dry to start working on the house.  I also had used paper clay to create the old tree stumps around the house to try to give it a more friendly old creepy look.  I also included a picture below of the pile of 490 popsicle sticks I spent many hours cutting each end to line the roof and walls and floors of the cottage, with many more blisters even using gloves, but its worth it to be able to create an inexspensive building material to use on the interior.  Plus I had lots of fun creating the stucco fireplace and oven in the cottage, which took me a day alone to figure out how to make it large but not to large and old and looking like a witch might be cooking from it.  I'm not totally sure if its a good witch or a bad witch that lives in the cottage but its a witch that loves baking and eating lots of sweets which are laying all around the cottage.  I also had fun creating the creepy little side table with the skull under glass.  Mabey the skull is a protection skull for a good witch or an evil skull from a bad witch.  I hope you all enjoy the newest project I created this month and I hope everyone has a beautiful October.  Hugs... Stan

So many hours cutting the popsicle sticks but it can be very relaxing.  

The house in the step before I painted it in which I think it took me 2 days to decide what color to paint it.  I'm glad I didn't paint it black like most people do to represent a witches cottage and to be more unique.