I had sooooooooo much FUN making this project!!!
It's got a little bit of everything in it from wooden dolls on the roof to a blinking light-up pumpkin for a skeleton to perch on.
This is the front view of the piece. It's on a wooden platform I was going to use to make an encaustic project.
This is a birdhouse, of course, with the holes covered up.
Strips and layers of paper go on after the house was painted...wait for it...wait for it....BLACK!
This is the left side with the skull beads heads plugged up using Liquid Pearls...kind of a reverse lobotomy so to speak.
Here's the right side, more layers, chipboard, and all the images have been enhanced with pens. Especially the figures. Add shadows for depth.
I found the Pumpkin lantern and little items at Gordman's and the skeleton at Michael's.
This top piece is made from chipboard that I learned to make at Gentleman Jim's blog here!!! Thanks so much to Jim. I had to make the top ridge flat in order to add the little wooden ghouls.
It's nothing compared to what he makes, the man is brilliant I tell ya, but it worked, and for that I am thankful to him!
A little vial of Arsenic has Rust Alcohol Ink in it to color.
Tim Holtz bats from the Bewitching Hour die are seen here and there cut from chipboard.
The little toothpicks have holes drilled into the base to hold up the sign.
Glittery Spiders add a bit of Glitz!
This is the base with the 4 layers of paper just to show you how it started. (night shot)
I painted the base with Claudine's Landscape Green Studio paint, then added a black glaze to dull it.
Crushed Olive Distress Stickles are added before the Halloween paper strip is inked with green pen and glued.
The fence posts are made with Cracker Barrel toothpicks. You can see the cool tops on the one by the lantern best. They really were perfect to hold up the fence.
I've added lots of pen to change or add colors to the papers wherever I needed contrast, and dots to fill up space on the front doorway.
Otherwise, the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Paper Collection is what's used here...and one piece from Communique Collection.
Their papers are always PERFECT!
*Today was a great day.*
I got my new Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine.
Now, I know I'm a bit biased, but this issue is AMAZING...if you love Assemblage Art, it's a must!
I'm just sayin' there are some great projects in here that you'll LOVE.
Having said that...I am thrilled to say, I have 5 pages of instructions, pictures, products and tips so you can make a piece like the one below.
NEXT, they have 30 Artist's that donated 5x5 and 8x8 works to auction off for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
You can purchase them at etsy.com/shop/CPSmagazine later this month.
Anyway, mine is a 5x5 roughly framed Acrylics and paper on canvas using images from Graphic 45's Steampunk collection.
It's pictured in this publication along with lots and lots of other pieces you can have for your very own...while giving to a great cause, as well.
SOOOOOOOOOO, since I get a subscription anyway, and they send me more, I think someone out there might want one of these magazines for FREE, too!
Just leave a comment, and we'll draw for a winner.
And if you already have subscription, hey, just say so, and we won't put you in the drawing.
Or just say hi!
And we'll take comments for a couple more days to win the Ladies' Journal paper pad, too.