Monday, May 30, 2011

Building The Un Haunted Dollhouse Kit Days 2 - 5

08 September 2005
Posted by Minis On The Edge
Day two Paperclay Work

Today, I started adding the paper clay on all the side walls and on the base. If you have read my previous blogs, you know how I do this. I will clay the entire house before I even start painting it. I am also waiting for lights before I finish the insides. So far, I have only added the floor to the insides

I decided to add "crazy" brick to the porch floor. This is brick laid with no rhyme or reason but creates a nice uniform pattern anyway.

also started adding the roof shingles (Clay again cause I love the effect it gives)
The cave will have a fireplace and a side stone shelf. I made the shell of it by using foam board again. I have not made the fireplace yet.

14 September 2005 
Posted by Minis On The Edge
Day Three 

I started looking at my cave and wondering what I could do to add something different. The corner looked so bare and I decided to make a shelf there.


Here is the shelf before the clay was added

I did not want to sculpt stones down in the cave so I decided to add more pieces left over from the cup holders randomly on the walls so that when I add the clay there will be parts sticking out.

I know where I want the candle lights to go and I decided to add a fireplace which will have a flickering light and it also makes the other lights in the house flicker a little. <_< I just cut it out of foam board (1' thick) and it looked like this
I decided I liked it here better:

I added paper clay to the cave
I then started adding clay to the roof

More to come soon!!! Thank you For stopping by to view my blog!!

19 September 2005 
Posted by Minis On The Edge
Day 4 Shadow Cliff House 

Well, I have finally decided to name my House Shadow Cliff House. I have added the lights and did a dirty wash on the house outside. Take a look

The fireplace flickers too! More to come soon! Maybe, later on today!

20 September 2005 
Posted by Minis On The Edge
Day 5 Shadow Cliff House 

I have added the chimney stack and some stone around the windows. It is now beginning to look like home 

I will started painting this house and as I have said in the past, the paint is what makes the house comes to life. Here is a picture with more colors being added

I was going to do a how too regarding the stain glass windows because I used real lead but I deleted the pictures by mistake. Sorry :o <_< This is not the finished house though I am really close to being finished now. I know, it looks like it can be a creepy house but you have not seen the flowers yet. I don't picture this house as a haunted house at all. The story I created for this house is as follows (It may seem  like a weird thing to some, but everyone of my creations has a story that I form as I build):

This cottage is owned by single artist/writer. He has been living here for a while and he love the cliffs because they inspire him. He played here as a kid during school breaks because his grandparents lived nearby and one day, he got lost in the cave below. His grandpa found him hours later. Because he knew how adventurous his grand son could be, he knew just where to look. 

As years went by, that cave became the favorite hideout. He would write and sometimes, his grandpa would come down and they would talk about the days activities or anything important that was on his mind.  Years later, when his grandfather died, he found that his grandfather had purchased the above house and even left him money to repair it to make it livable.  He decided that this was where he wanted to  live so that he could help take care of his aging grandma.

Anyway, that is just a short part of the story but it's been a fun build so far. Hope you are having a Wonderful evening!

Tracy ~


Plushpussycat said...

Fun! Great to watch your process. Can't wait to see the final paint. :-)

MinisOnTheEdge said...

Thank YOU for stopping by and reading my blog!! I LOVE your blog. I'm so glad we have both found each other!