If you've followed me for very long, you may remember this Christmas house I made last year with my All Things Tim Club...
Details on this project can be found here.
Ever since I made this house, I've wanted to make a haunted house version. So this weekend, I spent a few hours and made this...
Like my Christmas house, this one is adorned with all sorts of Ranger/Tim Holtz/Sizzix products. I made this especially for my friend and neighbor Patty who is as big a fan of Halloween as I am. She throws a BIG party every year and I wanted to make her something special as my personal thank you.
You can find these paper maché houses in Hobby Lobby or your favorite craft store. For the Christmas house, I used the largest size and the haunted house is the middle sized one.
What got me started on this was a really cool technique I found on the Ranger blog by Candy Colwell. She showed how to make tombstones with tissue paper as texture. You'll have to go check it out. I basically did the same technique with Tim's tissue wrap and Distress Paints.
By layering the tissue over a grungeboard skull shape, you get this eerie image underneath.
By wrapping the house in tissue wrap and scrunching it to create wrinkles, it gives this cool effect. For my windows, I colored plastic squares from Sizzix packaging with alcohol ink before gluing them to the insides of the box.
Battery powered tea lights flicker inside. I had to create a little shelf for the top windows to sit the tea lights.
Inside the back wall of the house, I added this stamped skull image. If you look closely, you can see it through the windows when it's lit up.
936 is Patty's house number. I used Tim's Tag Labels. They fit perfectly over the door between the windows.
Well, I'm off to deliver this to Patty now. I hope she likes it! Let me know what you think. And thanks for stopping by.