My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Adding Corner Strips, Window Trim and Shutters to the Halloween House


It was time to trim the windows and add the shutters to the front of the house. I cut strips of black with white dots to trim the top and bottom of the front windows and all four sides of the windows on the two sides of the house. The back of the house is a solid wall.

Every paper piece I fussy cut I edge with either a black or a brown marker. I don't want any white edges to show. You can see in this photo the difference between the strip edged with black and the raw edge strip. (Click on the photo to see enlarged version.) The white edges really do show and are not as attractive on the finished project. The dark edges blend so much better. I do this to every piece, no matter how small.

I cut long strips to glue onto the four edges of the house. You can also see the layered shutters on the table next to the house, ready to be layered on to give them depth. 

The strips on the house look so pretty!

Here the front windows are edged on the top and bottom . . .

and here are what the side windows look like edged on all four sides.

I also finished a permanent door with hinges.

Here the house has all the shutters on the front windows. I also added a figure to the front to start to get a perspective and a plan for a story for the finished house.

With the roof on it is starting to come together. The roof is far from done and the next phase of this project. Oh, look! Is there someone at the window!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! It is very dark and gloomy here today in this part of WI today. I hope the sun comes out this afternoon! Wishing you sunshine where you are and a happy Sunday creating you own Halloween project!


Barbara Diane

1 comment:

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...this is really building a house from the ground up...lovely details!!!