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  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

San Fransisco House Made from Cardboard

 Hi Everyone I completely forgot to post pictures of the first Cardboard House I created last month in April.  I was inspired by a picture I found on the right that another miniature enthusiast had created.  So I had to try and see if I could make the San Francisco looking house myself using cardboard.  It took me about 2 weeks to complete in my free time and Days of cutting cardboard strips with scissors.  I thought my fingers were going to fall off with thousands of cuts to create the siding and windows and shingles.  Ii didn't want to make an exact copy of the house but to give it my own touch.  I think it turned out really cool looking and is so lightweight and the cardboard is so sturdy and hard once it was glued down.  I really loved using the cardboard, it was a great medium to use.  I hope you all enjoy! 

Me trying to get my walls to look like the small picture I had to create the house from. 

One small pile of cardboard strips and hours of cutting.