Monday, May 8, 2017

Glue is drying - almost done on the Gothic Halloween House

Please join me on my new blog - where this project is included with more already added. Thank you. I hope to see you there.

The house is all done; most glue balls and kitty hair fluff have been removed. 

I glued on a flap on the underside front of the house to provide more gluing surface. I learned this from Howard Lamey of Little Glitterhouses - the master in making little cardboard houses. He posts often on the forum Cardboard Christmas which has incredible information if you want to learn how to make cardboard houses.

I had to cut a notch out because of the cutout in the base for LED tea light. I use LOTS of glue to make sure my little houses are sturdy and will be around for years.

Decor elements for this house. I am gluing the gravestones on the back of the house. I have distressed both the gravestones and the fence pieces. I like how the graveyard looks peeking out from behind the house. This is from Tim Holtz' On the Edge Graveyard die. It is one of my very favorite dies.

The fence posts in the front are glued in place. I'll glue the front pieces of fencing on first and then match the same level for the fencing on each side.

I also distressed the back of the graveyard, but not in as much detail. It's more abstract.

The back of the house. Again notice my extremely generous use of glue. When the dried glue is too prominent, I paint over it to mute the shine and obscure the glue lines.

I might have the fences glued on tonight. If so, I will post the finished house tonight. I am really tickled about this house because it is looking like what I conceived of. That doesn't always happen. 

Thank you for stopping by. 


  1. Just one word today - Fabulous!!! xx

  2. I am really enjoying reading through all these posts to see how you made this house. I usually add the flaps, too for more gluing surface, but I learned this technique from Ann's paper Creations.

  3. She's a master as well at making houses, books, anything.