Project Description:The Ledge Village is series of 3D buildings and accessories that can be combined in a mix and match fashion to build tiny villages on small ledges around your home. The buildings are thin, with all detail on the front so they fit on small trim ledges. Each file comes with a building and some accessories to build the village. This tutorial is for the a second store front design and a park bench. I felt my village needed more variety in its "downtown" buildings.
Other files in the series include:
- 3D Dormer House • Tutorial
- 3D Train Station • Tutorial
- 3D Backyard Necessities - Outhouse and Swing • Tutorial
- 3D Store and Gazebo File • Tutorial
- 3D Barn File • Tutorial
- 3D School House File • Tutorial
- 3D Church File • Tutorial
- 3D Cottage File • Tutorial
- 3D Two Story House File • Tutorial
- 3D Greek Revival House File • Tutorial
I am a new Silhouette Contributing Artist. Both my Silhouette files and this website are the beginning. Send along any suggestions, problems, ideas or photos as we learn to create together. I'd love to hear from you! Marji Roy
Tutorial assembled using Silhouette Software Release 2.7.18. This tutorial assumes you already know how to use the Silhouette and Silhouette software.
- Template from Silhouette On-Line Store here.
- Glue dots 3/16"
- Silhouette Cameo or Portrait
- Card Stock
Steps for completing the 3-D Store Front #2 Construction:1. Download the cutting file for your Silhouette Cutting machine from the Silhouette Online Store here. The store front and park bench come in the same file. I will give the storefront assembly directions first, followed by the park bench below.
2. Prepare the files:
- The downloaded Silhouette file for the store front 2 and park bench looks like this. The store front and park bench fit on an 8.5 x 11" piece of card stock.
3. Cut the files.
- The settings will depend on the paper you use. I have been using white index card stock and cutting at a speed of 3, a depth of 33 and the blade set to 4.
- Carefully remove the cut files from the backing mat.
- Here are the parts for the store and park bench. You might want to cut multiple park benches.
4. Fold the store and awning.
- Note each cut file has dotted lines. These are fold lines.
- Fold all the dotted lines inward and the doors out.
5. Glue all seams starting at the base.
- I start putting the building together at the base using glue dots.
- Work to keep the edges square.
- Glue up the flat roof.
- It is placed below the front edge.
- I insert a skinny tool through the door to help press all seams together.
- There is not separate roof piece (like in the other Ledge Village designs) for the store front.
- I glued the back and side last to complete the building frame
- Add the cornice piece to the front. It is just a flat piece that provides decoration.
6. Glue the awning together.
- Add a glue dot at each end to hold it in place.
- Put glue dots on the back side of the awning and position it on the store front above the doors.
Park Bench Construction
- Roll the the bench piece around round object to curl the paper.
- There are no dotted lines but you do have to make folds. (The pieces are too small for dotted fold lines so I left them off.)
- You must fold over the glue tabs on each side of the bench.
- Put glue dots on each of the tabs.
- Fit them to the end of the park bench.
Repeat for the other end and then make several to scatter around your village.
© 2013 Marji Roy, Ashbee Design