I made 2 houses as gifts for some friends of mine, one of whom has a dog named Josie. I found an online store that had a small ceramic yellow lab that looks like her so I made a cardboard witch hat for Josie to wear next to her Halloween house.
I used the same basic pattern that I designed for Jack's house and the rusted tin roof house. I made a total of 5 houses from that pattern. I don't really like making this particular house because I don't like making the porch, but I sure do like the way it looks when I'm done.
The first house below I covered in weathered wood paper that I downloaded from Cardboard Christmas. Since it printed kind of blue-looking, I painted it with some faded jeans distress paint and a little bit of black distress paint. I really like how it turned out.
|You can see how I distressed the paint on this house.
|Close-up view of the rusted roof - made with alcohol inks on metallic tape
The next house I call "Josie's house" in honor of Josie the yellow lab.
|Isn't Josie cute?
|Side view of Josie's house
I will deliver these houses as a surprise tomorrow. I'll let you know how they react when they get their little houses.