Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Little Haunted House Fold Out Book

Ah, Halloween....my favorite! Seems like we're all starting to get into the spooky season a little early, but there are quite a few of us who love creating Halloween treasures all year.
I'm certainly one of them! Lora here taking my turn for the awesome Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and I'm very excited to show you my latest project.
Here's a little fold out book of wee houses that I couldn't resist making with the new Arch Top House Silhouettes. (they'll be coming soon!)
I love these little buggers....they're small enough not to be overwhelming and large enough to add lots of little details to. And you can put together as many as you like or just do one. Super fun.
 I like odd numbers, so I chose to do seven panels.
And serendipitously the perfect word fit on the back.
 Here's where I started out....first, I cut all the papers I wanted to use on the front. I used linen hinging tape to connect my houses (about 1/4 inch exposed as hinge) and then painted the backsides, including the tape, black.
I then flipped the whole thing over and painted the front hinges black. You don't have to paint the whole front pieces, as the houses will be covered in paper.
After everything dried I glued my papers on and inked up the sides. I started playing with different components that I wanted to use and rearranging things as they fit together.
I try not to waste materials and you can see that the green house only has trim going about halfway across. That's because I planned on putting a big face on the right side and was avoiding using excess materials and also was trying not to add unnecessary thickness to the house, keeping in mind that I want to fold it up.
 When I had all the major elements glued down I added the little white dots to all the houses to add some delicate detail. The dots, the repeating borders and the white tree limbs all add coherency and theme to the overall look of the book.
Ooh, what a pretty spider!
This gal looks like she might be hungry for a little appetizer.....
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Creepy Tree 8 inch (cut up and used throughout the houses)
Spider and Web Corners (coming soon)
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 6x6 papers
Bo Bunny Vintage Dot papers
Black Dresden Trim (all papers and trim came from Alpha Stamps)
Art Tea Life digital scrapbook images
Black acrylic paint
Linen hinging tape
White poster paint marker ( you can get them at Amazon HERE)


Nancy Wethington said...

Love, love, love!

Shannon Cooper said...

Be still my heart! What a wonderfully spectacular piece of art.

Deenie H. said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I feel inspired! :)