Let's talk about cardboard Christmas houses and accessories

Visit our Contributors' Pages:
Visit Family Christmas Online Visit Howard Lamey's own web page, LittleGlitterHouses.com Click to Sign Up for Maria Cudequest's Collectibles Blog
Visit Family Christmas Online Click to visit Papa Ted's Place - the ultimate cardboard Christmas house resource. Click to return to the Old Christmas Tree Lights Table of Contents Page



Note: To ask a question, sign up for our "Christmas Times" newsletter, or learn how
to apply for membership to this forum, please visit our Contact page.


Note: All content on this forum is Copyright (c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 by Paul D. Race
and by the posters who have contributed specific content. All material is for your personal use only. No content
or plans may be republished or sold, nor may any plans be used to make products to sell without prior written
permission from Paul D. Race and the individual who contributed the content or plan in question.
For permissions or questions about this policy, please contact us using our Contact page.
It is currently Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:48 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 228 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 ... 23  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:46 pm
Posts: 1967
maria wrote:
I love it in green!

Just wait until you see the other colors of bricks Paul has made available! :D
Howard


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:37 am
Posts: 16
I love this green and white. My old school colors. I may just have to make this one. Thank you Howard.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:15 am 
I love the stone! It looks amazing.


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:46 pm
Posts: 1967
update...3-6-2020...

greetings to all...

here is the "ten cent city" red brick printie...house three in the series of printies...go here for the graphics for the red bricks...
https://bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/tinplate_textures/walls/brick_wall_standard_gauge.pdf
the pattern for the house is in the PDF below...stay tuned...there are more brick printies to come...

howard...


Attachments:
red brick printie 2020 finished 004-001.JPG
red brick printie 2020 finished 004-001.JPG [ 162.98 KiB | Viewed 4321 times ]
ten cent city red brick printie pattern.pdf [23.44 KiB]
Downloaded 295 times
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:37 am
Posts: 16
It's another cutie Howard. I have the first one almost finished...have to get back to it and get er' done!
Thank you Howard for all your sharing and encouraging us to keep on building. I do have to ask...how do you get such a smooth finish on the sand?? :roll: I'm getting a distinct dislike for the stuff...I'm having a heck of a time with it...and...no matter how hard I try to contain it, I always have a gritty work surface. :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:46 pm
Posts: 1967
Jeanne wrote:
It's another cutie Howard. I have the first one almost finished...have to get back to it and get er' done!
Thank you Howard for all your sharing and encouraging us to keep on building. I do have to ask...how do you get such a smooth finish on the sand?? :roll: I'm getting a distinct dislike for the stuff...I'm having a heck of a time with it...and...no matter how hard I try to contain it, I always have a gritty work surface. :lol:

Oh, you’re not the only one who has...and still have...issues with the outcome of sand application...I get less than perfect results...so do fret too much...

I’ve used various grits of sand...and found I get better results with fine grit sand vs large grit sand...I only apply to one surface at a time...I personally like Elmer's Glue All white glue thinned only a tiny amount of water...I know some forum members use Modge Podge (spelling?) instead of white glue...but I haven’t tried it myself....

Howard


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:35 pm
Posts: 1006
Hi, i have tried the modge podge and i found it to really help.

Sorry i forgot who gave us this tip....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:37 am
Posts: 16
As for the sand..I just bought a finer grit and it is working better Howard, and Lucy I have been using the Mod Podge but I'm going to try the Elmer's Glue All next for comparison.

And....here is the flagstone without the base or tree. I could not get good lighting in the house so I took the picture outside...

Jeanne


Attachments:
Ten cent flagstone.jpg
Ten cent flagstone.jpg [ 33.87 KiB | Viewed 4170 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:37 am
Posts: 16
AND...the Green Brickie. I had a problem with the printing, for some reason it printed in two alternating colors of green. Gave it a different look than Howard's.


Attachments:
Ten cent Greenie.jpg
Ten cent Greenie.jpg [ 31.3 KiB | Viewed 4170 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:37 am
Posts: 16
I also ran into problems with the red brick in printing. I don't think this is the same file that Howard used. I may have tried to print a brick pattern from another file. Well anyway....it's done, except for the base as usual. I am not in love with this one, I may try to make a new one with a different Brick pattern where the mortar is whiter and the bricks are smaller.

In my defense it was late.... :lol:


Attachments:
Ten Cent Brickie.jpg
Ten Cent Brickie.jpg [ 31.23 KiB | Viewed 4170 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 228 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 ... 23  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  




Click to see sturdy Lionel(r) trains that are perfect for your Christmas tree.



Note: To ask a question, sign up for our "Christmas Times" newsletter, or learn how
to apply for membership to this forum, please visit our Contact page.


Note: All content on this forum is Copyright (c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 by Paul D. Race
and by the posters who have contributed specific content. All material is for your personal use only. No content
or plans may be republished or sold, nor may any plans be used to make products to sell without prior written
permission from Paul D. Race and the individual who contributed the content or plan in question.
For permissions or for questions about this policy, please contact us using our Contact page.



Visit our affiliated sites:
- Christmas Memories and Collectibles -
Visit the FamilyChristmasOnline site. Visit Howard Lamey's glitterhouse gallery, with free project plans, graphics, and instructions. Visit Papa Ted Althof's extensive history and collection of putz houses, the largest and most complete such resource on the Internet.. Click to return to the Old Christmas Tree Lights Table of Contents Page Click to sign up for Maria Cudequest's craft and collectibles blog.
Click to visit Fred's Noel-Kat store.
- Family Activities and Crafts -
Click to see reviews of our favorite family-friendly Christmas movies. Free, Family-Friendly Christmas Stories Decorate your tree the old-fashioned way with these kid-friendly projects. Free plans and instructions for starting a hobby building vintage-style cardboard Christmas houses. Click to find free, family-friendly Christmas poems and - in some cases - their stories. Traditional Home-Made Ornaments
- Trains and Hobbies -
Visit Lionel Trains. Free building projects for your vintage railroad or Christmas village. Click to see Thomas Kinkaded-inspired Holiday Trains and Villages. Big Christmas Train Primer: Choosing and using model trains with holiday themes Building temporary and permanent railroads with big model trains Click to see HO scale trains with your favorite team's colors.
- Music -
Carols of many countries, including music, lyrics, and the story behind the songs Wax recordings from the early 1900s, mostly collected by George Nelson.  Download them all for a 'period' album.
Best-loved railroad songs and the stories behind them.
Heartland-inspired music, history, and acoustic instrument tips. Own a guitar, banjo, or mandolin?  Want to play an instrument?  Tips to save you money and time, and keep your instrument playable. Own a guitar, banjo, or mandolin?  Want to play an instrument?  Tips to save you money and time, and keep your instrument playable.



Click to trains that commemorate your team!

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group