Tim Holtz Village Dies: The Mansion!

Welcome everyone! It’s Shari here with another installment using the Village series dies. I’m looking forward to building a collection that I can put on display for the holidays…like my mom always did with little porcelain houses, all lit up on a blanket of snow.

So….If you were a Victorian house… what kind would you be? I think I would be a colorful artsy one like the one I’ve created with brightly stained resit walls and silver accents. This… makes me Happy!

Shari Carroll Siz Mansion 1 600

I’ve only made one alteration from the original “Mansion” design. The suggested roof top is to use the top portion of the fence, but I opted to use the  Lace Thinly Die to create my own. I think it gives the house a little more of a dainty look.

Shari Carroll Siz Mansion 5 600

So… the roof shingles, these are one of my favorite parts, they are realistic looking with a bit of walnut stain added to the edges. The Village Rooftop dies have three styles, and a roof vent piece too!

Shari Carroll Siz Mansion 2 600

For the walls, I used Brushed Pewter Distress Paint to stamp the word images and then used Distress Stains for color creating a resist over the paint.

Shari Carroll Siz Mansion 3 600

I’ve created a video which shows how this all comes together that you can watch below , or on our YouTube channel here.


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The victorian House in my second in a series that I’ll be doing through December. If you missed my first “Surf Shack”, you can view it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

  1. WOW cuteness overload, I believe you really like to construct these little structures!! Can’t wait to watch you craft them all and please show us your “village” at Christmas time!! I may have to break down and grab a couple of these dies!!!

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