The Making of the Abandoned Italianate Mansion – a Halloween Putz House
The Abandoned Italianate Mansion is a Halloween Putz house based on a real house in Pennsylvania. It’s made of cardboard and glue and paint. Now there is a free pattern for it in my library called the “Faded Mansion”. So now you can make your own version of the Abandoned Italianate Mansion.
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This house was made as a demonstration model to show to Habitat for Humanity to get their permission to sell the houses for Habitat as a fundraiser. Fortunately, they agreed that it was a good fit.
I am going to share it with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is “Anything but a Card”. Thank goodness my house is not a card so it fits well with this theme and I don’t really have to apologize for posting a house – again. I only have about an hour to get it in for this challenge.
Construction of the Abandoned Italianate Mansion Halloween House – Basic Structure
Windows and Siding on the Abandoned Italianate Mansion Halloween House
The bay windows were probably the hardest thing to make because I used on piece of acetate behind them that was hard to bend. It was kind of a pain.
I had to make my own crackle paint because they don’t make my favorite Distress Picket Fence crackle paint any more. I coated a piece of black cardstock with glue then painted it with white gesso, then repeated the process. The paint really does look like old peeling paint on an abandoned house so it worked out, but it took a long time. Then I cut thin strips on my guillotine paper cutter.
Cardboard Base for LED Lights
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