I had a lot of fun making this collaged paper house and wanted to share the process with you. I took photos as I worked, so I could post a little tutorial here.
I created a paper pattern to work from. Using the pattern pieces I roughly cut all pieces from heavy cardstock, a little larger than the final pattern size (leave a margin of about 1/2 inch all the way around). Then I started arranging images torn from magazine pages on the pieces. I had gone through magazines and torn out images that made me think of houses and landscape and architectural details.
Once it was dry, I trimmed each piece to the exact dimensions of the pattern piece. Depending on how stiff your base paper is, the pieces might have curled as they dried. Carefully roll them in the opposite direction to straighten them. If they persist in curling you can glue a heavier stock to the inside surfaces and let them dry under a heavy book. You want them as flat as possible.
The next step was to cut several 1" wide strips of heavy paper. Use a ruler and bone folder or table knife to score a line, lengthwise down the center of each strip, so you can fold a nice straight, crisp corner in the strip. These will be cut to length and used to attach the pieces of the house together at the corners.
Start with the walls of the house and glue a paper strip in each corner to attach all the walls to each other.
Attach dormer(s) in the same way.
You can add a bottom piece if you like or leave the bottom open. Once the house is put together you can continue to add embellishments. I thought I would add more, but I liked it as it was once I saw it all together!
If you would like a copy of my basic pattern for this house as a pdf. file, just email me.