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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 1:25 pm 
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Greetings to all…

This is a “custom made little glitter house“…the business owner is an accomplished artist and longtime e-friend of mine…he and I made an “exchange of skills barter agreement“…he did a very generous personal favor for me…and i made this for him...

It measures 5” tall x 4” wide x 3” deep…sits on a “city sidewalk base” that extends ½” on the sides and back and 1 ½” in front…it’s illuminated with LED lights and powered by a coin size 3-volt battery…I did take liberties on the side window placement and leave off details on the sides that I could not see in the Google maps street view image I worked from…

My very best regards…

Howard…


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Great job Howard!! Love it!!


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This is fabulous!


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What a nice treasure that you created Howard. Thx for sharing this

John


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Wow!! What a delightful gift for someone. Great details. And I love the pictures inside the windows. That is so cool.

But finally, the city sidewalk base! Really? How did you do that? It looks like a real sidewalk.

Thank you so much for sharing this treasure just like John said.

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Lucy...
the "city sidewalk" is a double layer of very thick cardboard* about 1/4" thick, painted with gray craft paint and then the joint lines were drawn with a black gel ballpoint pen...

*the very thick cardboard is what you find under the vinyl layers of fronts and backs of three-ring binders...sometimes the inside cardboard layer is solid and sometimes it is a lamination of two layers of cardboard with a layer of thin corrugated sandwiched in the middle...it's an easy task to fill the ends of the flutes with spackling compound or a mix of white craft paint and baby powder to make a thick paste, let dry and then sand smooth...

howard...


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Love the baby powder info!


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