Thursday, 25 October 2018

House of Horrors

Good Morning everyone.  

So today im sharing something a bit different with a 3 dimensional project.  Im not really into halloween but am into all things mystical - witches, vampires, Cornish Piskeys so had great fun decorating this house shaped printer tray.

I bought a pack of halloween emphemra from ebay, containing lots of different products including tim holtz and combined with items ive collected over the years in my stash.  I decided to give each room of the house a different theme.  The attic isn't yet finished, im still looking for the perfect items which i have in mind. 

Overall Size: 12x7" (20x30 cm).  I first added touches of sand texture paste for the front edges and through a brick stencil on the outside sides of the house.  Once dry covered it all with black gesso. I then highlighted with dry brushing silver acrylic paint on top to give a kind of moonlight feel. 

I cut a blue and gold foil paper, inked the edges and glued to the back of each room of the house as wallpaper. I then bit by bit built up the rooms with items until i was happy, more details below on each room.  I then die cut spiders & webs from black cardstock, again added silver paint and added these to the front of the house.  

The Copse Bride room - i added a grunge board skull & cross bones to the back of the room, my immortal soul tab on top. A vintage wedded couple image, grave stone, skull, spider and white flowers inked with a touch of red. I added a black inked heart in the background. 

Close up, love the skull, so much detail in it

A close up on the spider web, see the fly? - Morrisons supermarket Halloween isle, i toned it down a bit with black ink but think it looks quite realistic. 

Lots of bottles of potions for the witches to use, ive built them up in the background using digital images printed out and sealed with mod podge.  For my real bottles in some i added a drop of alcohol ink just to stain the glass, in the red one there ive added lots of red alcohol ink and glued the cork lid in - a bottle of blood of course.  Micro beads, and glitter in another bottle.  Bits of twine and handmade tatty labels.  One bottle has tipped over and lost its cork stopper and that pesky fly is about. 

Is it an Angel, A Cherub or a nightmare?! I added wings which are actually a die cut angel wings but were the perfect size for the Tim Holtz doll, i also added black ink to tone down the white.  

The bats are sleeping peacefully while the spooky hand carries away an eyeball to its hidden lair.  Not another fly!  My eye balls are digital images, printed out and covered with glossy accents.  The hand reminds me of 'thing' in the Addams Family.

The Witches Lair -  2 Witches over seeing their latest potion.  The cauldron is chipboard - i painted it with black gesso, adding the gesso thick in places to give it texture.  In the backgound a pale whispy girl - Is it a ghost?!  More spiders and cobwebs.  Label in the front.  I added a metal bat at the top of this room too, being too shiny i again added black gesso to dull it down. 

More potions, i used sequins for my mermaid scales bottle, another spider and a little key...... maybe the key unlocks the attic...... time will tell....

This shows the outside wall of the house.  I added sand texture paste through a brick stencil, the sand texture gives a more realistic look to the bricks i think.  Once dry covered with black gesso and dry brushed on red and orange imagination crafts starlight paints and then just a light touch of silver acrylic paint. 

Items Used:
Tim Holtz idea'logy range
Mini bottles and various metal, chipboard charms & ephemera
spider & web die
Daisytrail 'steampunk emporium' digikit
Serif craft artist
Imagination crafts starlight paints
Brick stencil
Sand texture paste
Black gesso


kate Jeffery said...

wow! your House of Horrors looks fantastic Emma
Kate x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

What a brilliant idea a fantastic creation so effective Ginny x
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Herbaholic said...

OMG! Emma I LOVE THIS!!! Sorry for shouting but its blinking brilliant, I want to do something like this but can't find the right kind of container. So much detail in yours, look forward to seeing what goes in the attic :) Love & hugs - Debs xxx

meg said...

Brilliant definitely a work of art, love it

ALI said...

OMG Emma I love it!

Dawn Phillips said...

This is just awesome. I especially love those bats. Love Dawn x

Pam said...

A masterpiece, but you can keep the flies and the spider oh and the eyeballs. Eek. Lol.
Pam x

gwen70 said...

Absolutely brilliant Emma

Carole Pollard said...

You are so clever this is just amazing such patience to create this fabulous detail its stunning Love and hugs Carole x

Alison59 said...

WOW this is amazing Emma :-)

Kirsty said...

This is brilliant Emma, love all the little details, very spooky, can't wait to see what you find in the attic, boo! Big hugs Kirsty. x

StephW said...

Gosh such a lot of work gone into this amazing piece, just brilliant ... Steph x

Anonymous said...

Emma this is brilliant must have kept you busy for many hours. Gx

Cherie said...

That is fabulous. Creepy but absolutely fab.

Denise Fletcher said...

What a great creation Emma. Love everything but that cobweb Im really liking 😜