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. Great siding application on your mansion! Changing the roof trim does give a happier feel, more in line with your mansion’s look.

  2. I love this mansion and the entire Tim Holtz Village series. This one is now on my wish list. Your creation is amazing!

  3. Wow Shari! This is an amazing creation! I really enjoyed watching you put it together! Thank you big bunches for sharing your creative process! Hugs Lori

  4. I so enjoyed watching you put the house together. The creative way you colored it, etc. is what makes it so special. Really love the idea of putting a Christmas village together.

  5. Oh my this is wonderful!
    I love all the aspects of
    it. Gorgeous colors and
    the shingles are awesome.
    Carla from Utah

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