11 October 2012
Now that the base is dry...
First thing you need to do is cut away any excess paper from around the shape of the house pieces.
Don't forget to cut out the windows and door as well. Bend all the score lines, and don't be surprised if you find the paper rips along those lines. I wasn't real sure how I felt about that the first time I saw it happen, but in the end, with all of the glitter applied, you really don't even notice it. Glue the tab that should be on one short edge of the house to the inside edge that has no tab... and check it out.. you have a basic house shape... oh, but we are no where near finished yet.
This little house has a support designed to go at the peak of the house. I highly suggest you DO NOT skip it. Trust me on this one... I won't give you the gory details, but let's say... learn from my mistakes, you really will need that for the support.
Now, sit that off to dry and let's play with the roof... or at least a part of it. Looking at how the roof is going to sit on the house I realized that there was going to be a good deal of overhang. Realizing that, I also realized that I really didn't want the red Coke packaging to show. Well, obviously that would have to be dealt with. Best possible way I can think of is to glue paper to it. Yup, I like that. Now.. what color shall I make the roof?
Next comes the assembly... so we'll do that in the next post... I have a whole bunch of the "do as I learned" not the "do as I did" sort of hints for that!
Posted by ACreativeDreamer