I scored and cut out the revised pattern, reversed this time so the joining seam would be on the far side. Later I realized I could have reconfigured it slightly more so that the joining seam would be on the back of the far side, and not visible at all. Dammit and oh well.
I ran a red marker on the cut edges to cover the white paper, from the white side so that if my hand slipped, I wouldn’t scribble on the red cardstock. (Lesson learned from v1.) The addition of roof flaps made it far more stable. I had exactly enough lace left to make the new curtains. The interior is left white to reduce contrast with the curtains, because after all, it is unfurnished :)
For the door, I duplexed black and red cardstock so that the black made an outline. The porch is 1/16-inch basswood covered in yellow cardstock and edged with green Sharpie marker. On the back wall of the house, I punched three holes for the lights. The roof is still unglued to allow access; I’ll attach the chimney after that’s done. I’ll drill a hole in the foamcore wall for the wiring, but for now I want to keep the walls movable.
And here it is illuminated. I like the shadows cast by the net curtains. Very cheerful, yes?
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Say, what glue do you use for this kind of work?
Thanks, Aaron! I’ve been using a fast-grab tacky glue (Aleene’s) on both wood and paper, and sometimes an extra-strength glue stick and a spray adhesive (paper to paper). When I get to the fabric parts I will use (unsurprisingly) a fabric glue (Aleene’s Fabric Fusion) and thermal bonding tape (Stitch Witchery).