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« on: February 04, 2009 08:24:44 PM »

My first paper craft - at least, I think it's a paper craft - for the Tiny House Swap.  It's decoupage on balsa wood using sheet music (actually music lesson exercises), book parts, ink-jet printed clip art, Velcro and magnets. As I was preparing to pack it up the "hinges" started failing and in my attempts to fix it w/o changing the basic look a couple of other images were added, but I didn't take pics.  Ultimately I used clear packing tape to reinforce the whole thing.  I thought that the layers of Mod Podge would have made the paper strong enough to crease a bit, but it didn't make it strong enough to crease as many times as I'd done. I'm just glad it happened here and not at my partner's house! Undecided Anyway, any advice from the tremendously skilled paper craftsters will be much appreciated!

Front and back:




Couple of inside views:




Under the roof and the fasteners:




The flat-pack views:




A view for scale:


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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009 09:12:59 PM »

amazing! I was so curious as to how you were gonna flat pack it!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009 09:55:02 PM »

amazing! I was so curious as to how you were gonna flat pack it!

Thank you!  Since figuring it out for this, my mind seems to be coming up with other media in which to do TheMistressT's Flat-pack Wee House (tm).  I hope there is a long and bright future for the Tiny House Swap!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009 08:09:03 AM »

Oh, this is so neat!  Smiley  I was so excited to see how you'd done it.  It looks great, and really sturdy.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009 11:26:43 AM »

I want to move in and join the dance party. Roll Eyes

You 've used a cool format and design for the house - I adore it.  The windows and front door flaps are especially innovative.  I have no reccommendations - I think it's wonderful.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009 12:28:20 PM »

Oh, this is so neat!  Smiley  I was so excited to see how you'd done it.  It looks great, and really sturdy.

Thanks!  It's a whole lot sturdier now that I've reinforced the paper.  If I do it again, layers of glued-together paper for siding, layers.   Wink

I forgot the pics of the packaging.  I used yarn to sew it to a thin cardboard (cereal box) like Barbies are packaged.

I want to move in and join the dance party. Roll Eyes

You 've used a cool format and design for the house - I adore it.  The windows and front door flaps are especially innovative.  I have no reccommendations - I think it's wonderful.

It should be pretty fun in there!  Not only is there an angel playing guitar, but there's a cupid aiming his arrow and a bier frau with steins and hot food.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009 03:22:45 PM »

Oh my God! It's gorgeous...in body and soul. So beautifully and cleverly executed. I love the perspective image on the flat door (very Terry Gilliam). Never mind the roof on fire! HA  Grin But I mostly love how it makes me feel. We should all get to love and live in such a happy place!
Well done...AGAIN!!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2009 03:52:26 PM »

Thank you MrsBowles!   Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009 03:30:09 AM »

I like this house. It has a good sense of humour, because it's true that you never know who is getting down when the doors are closed...  Grin
I was a bit worried to see it under threat from monsters, but glad to see it survive!
Another great piece from an extraordinarily talented person!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009 08:25:39 AM »

Gosh, thanks, MrX!  I was going for a juke joint kind of feel, so hopefully that worked out.
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