It's amazing what you can find on the Internet. Recently, I somehow happened upon Haunted Dimensions, which is a site for haunted art and 3D projects that you make from paper. AWESOME. Ray Keim makes FREE (seriously, thank GAWD there are still friendly, crafty people in the world) paper models of all kinds of houses. I knew this would be the perfect project for a cold and stormy night, like last night.
The weather man said we were going to get 8–12 inches of snow. Time to craft!
I got out my supplies:
- card stock paper
- X-Acto knife
- my self-sealing cutting board
- paper plate/knife
Ray Keim says on his web site to USE EYE PROTECTION so I wore my glasses. I just wanted to remind people about the eye protection so you don't shoot your eye out trying this.
I printed out the Infamous Amityville house by putting the card stock paper in my printer. (Recently, I made a trip to the store to get color ink specifically for this project. I NEVER have color ink anymore.) This house only has 6 pages, which made it a good starter house for this type of crafting:
I sat on the couch and watched Jarhead while delicately cutting out all of the pieces:
It took me the entire movie to get it all cut out. I found myself being quite the perfectionist:
Then I started watching another show while I assembled the house. I put some glue on the paper plate and then used the knife to spread it on the flaps. That paperclip is only there because my glue nozzle was plugged:
Here you can see the crazy front windows of the old house (the new owners don't have them anymore, sigh):
Here is a side shot that shows the cute (or you could say horrifying) dormer windows:
I plopped down my Dew so you could get an idea of the scale. It's a wee house:
And here you can see the nice detailing on the addition and the chimney:
Isn't it FANTASTIC? I love it. I also love knowing that if I knock it over and step on it or spill on it or whatever, I can just print out a new one.
Next up, I will be making the The Bates House.
Thank you, Ray Keim, for being wonderful, creative, and generous. Love your projects!