Prototype number FOUR for the Wilkins House
|The FOURTH prototype for the Wilkins House, not the final project but a prototype that I will turn into a Putz house, but it is still only a prototype.|
I continue to work on the Wilkins House as the putz house that I talked about here and here. I have a couple of other crafty projects I am working on as well that distract me a little from the Wilkins House, but no matter what, I find that on a complicated project I have to ruminate and ponder what to do next so it will turn out the way I see it in my mind.
|Photo of the Wilkins House from the Greenville Daily Photo|
I finally realized that I could not envision adding the important details to the Wilkins House unless I made a cardboard Putz model to play around with. The first 3 prototypes were made of cardstock. This is the first cardboard prototype. I will turn it into a house that I will sell to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, but not as the actual house to be auctioned off. The details I am debating about are the double windows, the molding around the edges of the house, the quoins (love quoins, those stones on the side of the house), the balusters, and all the columns supporting the porches. In this model I decided just to use single windows and only one porch just to get a feel for scale. This house is 4.5 inches across and has a depth of 2.5 inches.
|Pattern for Wilkins House Putz Prototype #4|
Lots of erasures on the pattern, aren’t there? I tried to fit in the double windows but I just don’t think they will fit with this size pattern. One reason I want my windows to be this size is because I have a window frame die from the Village Manor that will look so perfect for this house. It’s the same one I used on my Stone Stenciled Clock House which is one of my most popular houses.
|Windows from the Tim Holtz Village Manor on the Stone Stenciled Clock House. I just think these will be perfect for the Wilkins House though I will have to trim them a little to make double windows.|
I am including a few progress photos so you can see some of the steps involved in making this little cardboard house.
|Tape holding the hipped roof together while the glue sets. The cutout in the roof is to allow light into the uppermost window.|
|Basic structure of the cardboard house|
|Porch roof added to support the front tower|
|The single layer of cardboard for the porch roof was too thin so I duplicated it and glued the additional layer on. It looks a little more substantial now. I should have made it thicker to begin with.|
|Ready for gesso. Porch roof and floor added. Chimneys made. Columns need to be cut to size and the base is done.|
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