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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:51 pm 
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I made a house for St. Patrick's Day that incorporates some Steampunk elements. I was just kind of playing around with some of my craft dies and texture folders and paints and came up with this. It's not a traditional putz house, but most of mine aren't, they always evolve during the process and sometimes end up kind of funky. That's what happened here. The first photo has the most accurate color representation.

I hope you have had a lovely St. Patrick's day. Lucy


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Very funky indeed Lucy! I like that it is built on the wheels! Happy St. Patricks Day to you too!

John


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:26 am 
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I made a modification to the door to make it stand out better. Now it's got a door frame in the same shape as the windows. I also took the picture outside in shaded daylight on a bed of violets. It looks better (though I haven't covered up the mistake I made cutting out the roof where I had to add patches).

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wow!...what an impact a little piece of cardboard can make!...btw...where did you get the casters (wheels) for the base?...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Howard,
I was surprised as well how much the cardboard cutout helped balance the front and make the door stand out.

The wheels are called Mini pulley wheels. I got them for just under $5.00 a set online, but now they are selling for more everywhere except one Etsy shop for $3.99. I googled Tim Holtz mini pulley wheels to search for them. They roll nicely and swivel a little bit (because of the screw that holds them in place). I tried to find some cheaper wheels in catalogs that my brother, a cabinet maker gets, but I didn't see any little wheels that I liked as much as these.

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Very nice Lucy. I love SteamPunk-themed everything!

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Lucy, Really awesome St. Pat's day house!! :) I'm with Will...love all things SteamPunk :)
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