The house is done. I need to clean up a few more details which are more evident on the photos than in real life. The house will get a new name but I haven’t thought of it yet – Gothic Halloween House is too generic.
Well, I say the house is done, but I had to split the fence in the back because I didn’t have one piece that would go all along the back so I am going to add a wonky gate. I wanted the seam to be in the middle rather than on one of the sides. The tombstones lean forward a little bit. I will inundate them with some more glue and gently straighten them. I keep finding little corners where the cardboard is not painted. I may add more yellow on the outside of the fence to look like dried grass. And then there is a little extra decorating – polymer clay pumpkins need to be made as well as a willow tree and an owl. But the house structure is done.
As I said in my last post, I am very happy with house because the house matched my inner vision which is rare. Every once in a while what you make is BETTER than you envision, mostly it’s not quite there, but this one matched what I hoped it would be which really pleases me.
I often share my houses to various online challenges if the theme fits and I have just squeaked in on the latest deadline for Frilly and Funkie’s most recent challenge – “Put On Your Inking Cap”. This challenge refers to using various inks, paints, sprays, stains rather than a pre-printed design on paper in your projects. I think this little house fits nicely – no pre-printed scrapbook paper here. I had already added the previous Slate house, but I am adding this one with 9 hours to go for a month long challenge. Squeaking in, for sure.
The view below shows how the tombstones lean forward a little bit.
Back of the house. You can’t really see the gap in the fencing too well here. The fence lines on the back don’t line up straight because I cover my base with paper mache which often gets lumpy.
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