Jan 4, 2014

New Years Project: The Elven House

Good New Year good folk!

How were your celebrations? I wish all the very best for you in this new year, remember it is never too late to start anew all it takes is the courage and work!__________________________________________________________

I wanted to share my new years project with you a little. This project came close to convincing me to see how fast and hard I could throw it at the wall..

I did not calculate the arid climate in my house, as it is winter and dry.. when thinking on the paperclay drying.

So it has ended up with a million cracks. My concept for this house was a very clean smooth looking house.. but after being a big ole baby about it.. and taking a breath...maybe a couple of glasses of wine... I figured I can make this work and just have a cottage look to it and go with the cracking flow ;)

It is a work in progress but I thought I would share some sculpting shots.

The Elven House..er Cottage

This project started out as a thought of turning one of the Half scale houses I purchased from my Greenleaf win into a elven styled house. After using my paper patterns I realized that it would be too much patching work and about 80% would be remade anyways.

So I decided on gator board. While using the Arthur as a size guide.

This uses homemade paper clay.. but the version for this is a bit different. Paper mache' Clay. I will get into it a bit later.
 
I decided on making a dragon scale patterned roof for this, as this look is from a lot of my geek...er RPG games and it fit the slope and style of the roof nicely.
 
A lot more work to be done! I want to encourage you folks to try some toilet paper clay room boxes or roofs for 2014, lets learn together!
 
What are you working on for this new year??

29 comments:

  1. I love houses...all types of houses. And I love the shape or your house!!! Absolutely love it!! You are great at doing everything Jane!! Wow!! Every time I came to this blog I see something even more amazing that the thing you did previously!! As for the cracks...I can't see them on the pics but I believe you....anyway, shouldn't they add to the rustic feeling of the cottage?? I love it, love it, love it!!

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    1. Thank you very kindly hon ;) I do think the cracks add a bit of character to the stone and while I will fill and hide a few the rest will just be part of the design.

      hugs!

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  2. Hum... I was going to work on my Ancestor House and my Modern House and the General Store but now I am intrigued! I love the elven house!! Toilet paper clay you say... I might just have a go at it :-)

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    1. Oh the ancestor house is a beauty though! The good thing about the love of all these houses, is they can sit like houses do while we jump around and play ;P

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  3. I like your new project. The structure of this cottage is wonderful.
    Hug, Faby

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    1. Thanks hon! a little more fantasy from me..I know shock! ;P

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  4. Me parece alucinante. Una preciosa estructura.

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    1. I am glad you like it ;) thank you

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  5. Hi Jane, I love the shape of the roof line on this house! Oh, what fun this will be to decorate! I've got lots of ongoing projects I'd like to finish--the other half of Cupcake Cottage, Sophie's new Brambleberry Cabin, and decorating houses for my Sylvanian families, including my 1960s tin dollhouse, the 1960s pop-up ranch, and a squirrel log! Thanks for some inspiration! xo Jennifer

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    1. I jump around a lot myself, but that's how my skittles ramble around in my head...little things in doses ;) You will whittle them down ;)

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  6. So wonderful Jane and so adventurous, just you. I look forward to seeing more.
    I will definitely work on my patience in this year. I should do this, I need to do this.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. We all have things to work on, that is why we have the whole year!
      hugs!

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  7. Wonderful projet Jane i love it!!!!Kiss

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  8. The cottage looks fabulous. I love the dragon scale roof. I'd love to learn to use the toilet paper paper clay. I'd better get a few other things done first though before I have a try.

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    1. Room boxes my dear.. A nice toilet paper clay roombox ;P

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  9. Hello dear creative Jane, This house is a project only you can lift up. The roof itself looks complicated but you manage to find solutions. It will be wonderful to follow your project and learn.
    I'll be happy if I manage to finish half of my last year's project, but new things and ideas distract me. Any thing is good for me as long as it keeps me busy and interested.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Distraction is good for the mind sometimes, when it comes to crafting it works..go with the inspiration, all your projects will get done in time ;)

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  10. Hi Jane, your cottage is beautiful! A bit gothic or church-like; very special indeed. Wishing you the best in 2014! Hugs, Liduina.

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    1. Thank you hon, a wonderful new year to you!

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  11. This house is simply magical That roof is amazing! I am really looking forward to following your adventures with this project.
    I hope to work on my forever dollhouse this year and finally wire the darn thing. I do not like construction...I'm more the decorator but I must push past this and finish it. You definitely inspire me!
    Lisa

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    1. Oh you and me both for decorating! I hate the construction side of it, that is why my massive holiday inc sits..and sits ;P In time..in time ;)

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  12. OHH VERY VERY NICE... This is a great use of TP Miss Jane! I love the details you added like the vines and the dragon scale roof. And its only the 5th and you have already built another house CONGRATS. I can only imagine what it will look like once you add a little color. Will you be making furniture for the inside as well? Ohh the mental juices are already a flowin...this makes me want to get my foam core house out.

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    1. Now you see one of the many reasons why I will stock the boat with massive amounts of it ;P

      I will turn this into something on the inside.. cottage / workshop/ apothecary.. I am not sure yet ;)

      Get that house out and throw some tp at it like its Halloween!!!! *cackle*

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  13. Hi Jane! I love the style of your house, it's absolutely enchanting. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year!

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    1. A wonderful new year to you as well lady!

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  14. I think you did a great job despite the cracks! Love the roof! It must have taken so much time though D: I can't wait to see what you will create this year! On my side, I'll probably decorate and put some wallpaper on my Sylvanian Families Dollhouse, learn how to sew some dresses and hopefully learn how to take better photos!

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  15. that wouldn't work for me, Im putting together a cabin but I will have to do a modern house later on so I'll be watching. :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  16. HELLO i want to know more about this toilet paper clay how is it made or where can i buy it on the web ??

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    1. haha, no its simply homemade paper clay. There are many recipes on the web but the main ones use toilet paper as a supply.

      Here is one link for you:

      http://dahlhartlane.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-make-paper-clay.html

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