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Author:  PutzinVT [ Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:59 am ]
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Lynn and Howard:

So do you thin down your PVA glue (I use Aleene's Original Tacky Glue) when I do glitter.
Since it looks like brush marks from full strength glue would be bad.
I would think a thinner glue would be good or a different type.

Steve

Author:  Howard [ Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:54 pm ]
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Steve...

I used Elmer’s Glue-All to apply my sand. You’re right...Aleene’s is way too thick...

Author:  Lynn [ Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:29 pm ]
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I used Elmer's glue as well. I didn't get the glue on nice and even the first time and it made a difference the sand look lumpy. After that I was careful to get it on smooth but if there were any raised areas I simple used a dry brush and evened it out. I never used sand before so there was a bit of a learning curve for me.

Author:  Laurie [ Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:01 pm ]
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Here’s my version of the 10 cent house. I wasn’t aware they mostly have white roofs so mine is rather colorful in comparison. I may just continue in that realm and go for a very colorful grouping. I’m waiting on my tree stems also so I substituted what I had and can change that later. I also just used a door and vintage glass glitter that I had on hand.

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Author:  Lynn [ Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:25 pm ]
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Laurie your house looks great, I love the color combination.

Are you planning to hang yours on the Christmas tree? I forgot to add some gold thread. I'll have to figure that out.

Author:  Howard [ Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:19 am ]
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update...02-01-2019...

Here is the second project in the "Ten Cent City" series...the picture below show the February house with a thin coat of flat white spray primer...i'll post a note about the primer and a picture of the completed house later this month...the pattern is in the PDF below the picture...please note that the pattern is provided free of charge for your personal, non-commercial use...

my very best regards...

Howard...

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Author:  maria [ Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:13 am ]
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Oooooooooo I have to try this one!

Author:  Lucy [ Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:36 pm ]
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Howard, what an excellent series of little houses.

Author:  Howard [ Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:46 am ]
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update...2-15-2019...

here's the completed february house...it's number 2 of the 12 "ten cent city" houses in the series...probably should have saved the orange sand finish for october...but it's too late now...

if you've built any of these little houses...feel free to post them within this topic thread...i've already seen a sneak peek at the one lynn, built...i'm certain you'll like it as much as i do!...

i'll be posting the march, house number 3 on or about march 1...stay tuned...

howard...

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Author:  PutzinVT [ Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:20 pm ]
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Well I jumped into making the 10 cent city houses.

I got January and February done.
Can't wait for March to come out.

Did find out a few things. Like sand is much more finicky to apply than glitter.

I did make a sign for my new housing development.

Steve

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