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« Reply #1470 on: September 18, 2012 10:54:41 AM »

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the inside of this place so I've been plugging away at the outside today....



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« Reply #1471 on: September 18, 2012 01:14:49 PM »

I love it! Especially the last pic, and how you did the walls. And the boarded up door is inspired.
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« Reply #1472 on: September 18, 2012 02:40:55 PM »

boarded up doorway! LOOOVE it! Are you planning on having some broken windows as well?  Wink
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« Reply #1473 on: September 18, 2012 03:07:30 PM »

That is just what I was thinking. Are the windows real glass?

I love the painting on the sides of the house! And the boarded up door is perfectly mysterious.
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« Reply #1474 on: September 18, 2012 03:34:06 PM »

I'm not sure what to do with the windows. I know there SHOULD be some broken glass in there but it's a sort of thick acrylic and I'm afraid if I try to punch it out that I'll damage the frame or just have goofy looking broken acrylic. If I had loads of time I'd punch away but I'm on a tight deadline so I think they'll have to stay as is  Undecided
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« Reply #1475 on: September 18, 2012 04:50:12 PM »

Knickertwist, I absolutely LOVE the transformation that you've made with your "found house!" I cannot wait to see what you put on the inside Smiley
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« Reply #1476 on: September 18, 2012 06:00:33 PM »

Is there some way to etch or paint the acrylic windows so they simply look cracked?
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« Reply #1477 on: September 19, 2012 08:07:35 AM »

Wow, Knickertwist, it's coming along amazingly! I love how you've grunged up the outside of the house. What did you use for the moss up the side? Is it just paint? I was thinking of doing something similar with mine but was thinking along the line of vines/ivy. I'm just not sure how to make it 3-D and small enough.

The boarded up door is awesome! I like the suggestion of painting cracks in the windows. Maybe you can scratch up them up with an X-acto? You could also add some boards to them to make them a little more ominous.

I've been plugging away at my tiny books and love how they're turning out. Only problem is the kids love them, too, including the toddler who apparently thinks they're delicious. Smiley I hope to have my bookshelf done this week!
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« Reply #1478 on: September 19, 2012 12:14:03 PM »

What did you use for the moss up the side? Is it just paint?

It's ground up herbs and glue with a bit of paint. I placed the glue where I wanted my "moss" then dabbed the powdered herbs on that. After it dried slightly I added some extra splotches of paint for effect.

I managed a big chunk of the interior last night/today. I hope to have it done on Friday so I'll save the pics for the house's own thread BUT here's a teaser of the interior...



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« Reply #1479 on: September 19, 2012 12:36:49 PM »

Oh Knickertwist, the transformation of this house is just amazing! You are an absolute inspiration Smiley  Can't wait to see the whole thing!
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