Hey everyone! Halloween is almost here and by now you'd think I was finished with decorating, but apparently, I'm not! haha!! I loved creating this next project, it's my spooky, (yet a little whimsical), Halloween house. I used lot's of dies from Sizzix for this, took a bunch of photos and will explain how I made it. I hope you enjoy! :)
and here are a bunch of close ups...
Okay to make the 3D Halloween Spooky House, I used the following dies from Sizzix:
Eileen Hull's 3D House
I also used the following supplies: pattern paper, (from K&Company), black ric-rac ribbon, white wooden picket fence, decorative pumpkins, coarse glitter, silver pipe cleaner, black buttons, green moss, clear rock candy crackle medium, black acrylic paint, orange acrylic paint, antiquing medium, black & grey cardstock, chipboard, alphabet stamps, fine point felt tip marker, wooden box, wooden round finials, Black Soot and Vintage Photo distressing ink, brads, permanent tape, spray adhesive, and hot glue.
To make the house, I first used the 3D House die and cut one house using chipboard, then folded where scored and secured the house using brads, (Eileen makes it simple to secure by adding small holes in the corners). Then using the same die, and pattern paper, cut several "homes" using different patterns, distress with ink and adhere to the "house" using a good permanent tape.
Apply ric-rac ribbon to the roof, a tinsel wreath and a black button for the door. Hot glue wooden fence to the sides. Spray the roof of the house with adhesive and sprinkle with coarse glitter, shaking off the excess.
For the base, I first coated it with a "Jack 'O Lantern" orange acrylic paint, then when it dried completely, I covered the orange with Rock Candy Crackle medium. After that dried, I rubbed on an antiquing medium to emphasize the cracks, and wiped off the excess. I glued painted round finials to the bottom, then added a Harlequin diamond border around the outside. I finished the base by painting the top with black acrylic paint and applied a glaze finish over the entire base.
When your base is completely dry, hot glue the house to the base. For the gravestone, tree and crosses, I first used the graveyard edge die and cut 2 using black and grey cardstock. I snipped off 2 crosses, applied Rock Candy crackle medium, then adhered to them to the house, crookedly! :)
For the grave, cut away 1 tombstone, distress with "Black Soot" distressing ink, stamp "RIP" using black ink, and apply Rock Candy Crackle medium. Use the same technique for the crooked window shutter.
For the tree, diecut 1 using chipboard and then diecut 1 using black cardstock, adhere the two together and apply Rock Candy crackle medium, adhere to the base behind the house.
To finish: Hot glue moss around the house,, add a couple of decorative pumpkins and hot glue the tombstone behind the pumpkins.
I hope you enjoyed my project! Have a great week everyone, and Happy Halloween!! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!