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  1. Inside the witch's house

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    Still needs some touch ups that I overlooked until after I placed a lot of stuff inside. The camera shows everything; will fix later. 
  2. Rock candy chimney

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    I finished the chimney top. The exterior is about done except for some touch ups and simple landscaping when I get a foundation board for it. 
  3. The cage

  4. The witch's chamber

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    In my interpretation of the story, the cannibal witch is too primitive for a bedroom or a bed. I want the upper chamber, her room, to resemble a bird house, because I imagine her to shift between human form and the form of a crow, a bird that does devour the young of other birds. So I have a craft store nest for her, and I was planning to use some dyed black feathers I bought and a skull and bones from a plastic skeleton, to set the grisly scene. But it looks too fake, so I'll wait until I have real bones from a chicken and some natural feathers. There's just her little treasure chest and a stool from a circle of wood I cut so far.  I left the circle windows open like the hole in a birdhouse, and there's a ladder and trapdoor connecting her upper room to the rest of the house. 
  5. Witch's treasure chest

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    In the end, Hansel & Gretel find treasure in the witch's house, so I made a treasure chest with leftover trim pieces from the Buttercup. No hinge, easy peasy. 
  6. From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    Paperclay and satin finish paint. 
  7. Poor Hansel!

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    I made the cage out of bits of grapevine from the yard. 
  8. Gingerbread

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    Even though it's not completely a gingerbread house, I thought it should have some gingerbread cookie parts. I struggled with the puff paint icing (I'm not much of a cake decorator) but after scraping and cleaning it off each piece 4 or 5 times I decided this is about the best I can do. I hope it gives the right effect; just don't look too closely. 
  9. Sugar windows

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    I replaced the peppermint stripe candy canes on the witch's house with chocolate, cherry, and cream-striped posts (the cherry doesn't show much but it makes the colors mellower) and made the pure-white springerle a little more golden, and I like the colors better now. It still wanted some touches of red, but it's not as Christmassy as before. The parts that look black in the photo are really dark chocolate. The sugar wndows are made out of thin glass and superfine glitter. 
  10. 2 sides almost done

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    It looks yellower in the lamplit photo I took at night, but the colors are more muted now and I'm happier with them. 
  11. It's a scary story

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    I took a slice from a branch of wood outside my door to make a primitive butcher's block for her. It's a little too tall but I'll fix it. 
  12. Table and benches

    From the album Hansel & Gretel Buttercup

    I thought I might be going too far with the Tudor look, which wasn't exactly what I first envisioned for this house. But as Havana Holly says, the house knows what it wants to be ...