Many people think the fronts of cars look life faces. There is even an entire Flickr set devoted to car faces! Well, ever since I saw my house for this first time, I thought my house look like a face. The windows are perfect eyes and the garage looks like a mouth.
I needed to put my anthropomorphic house theory to the test. (Yes, I had to look up how to spell anthropomorphic.) For Halloween, I decided to use my house face palette to create a scary face. Adam and I had different visions for our beauty, so we sketched out our ideas using paint to end our squabble. Yes we are that anal retentive. Our ideas were:
Although we thought Idea 1 would likely look the best, we decided to go with Idea 4. We figured cutting out black teeth would be easier than trying to create a black background. This is how we did it.
We cut the edges off each garbage bag to create black squares of material. From there, we cut out isosceles triangle shapes to use as the teeth. We didn’t measure any sizes, but we did use the square pattern in our garage door to measure sizes.
Because we didn’t officially measure the teeth sizes, the last two teeth had to be cut smaller to make them fit. We did this to the last two teeth so there wouldn’t be one tooth that was noticeably smaller than the rest. This way the overall visual sizes of the teeth look balanced.
More double sided tape was used on the bottom teeth than the top because we were concerned water or wind might more easily remove these teeth. The bags had a bit of static cling which also helped them stick to the garage door nicely.
Overall this was an easy and fun project. It only took Adam and I less than an hour to complete the entire project, including creating idea sketches in paint. Can you turn your house into a face? Send us your results!