Monday, August 22, 2016

Haunted Manor for the Holtzville village - a work in progress

I received my Village Manor die about 2 days ago. I have been diligently working on it since then. I've got it almost done to complete the halloween village I am calling Holtzville in honor of Tim Holtz who designed all these dies for Sizzix.

Here is a brief preview of the Manor as it exists now. Probably I will finish it tonight or tomorrow. I have to work at a real job sometimes I am afraid. In the meantime, I am really happy with how the house is looking. I need to make the fence, color the back of the tombstones, make a tree of some sort and decide how to do the chimneys.


7 comments:

  1. I love all your houses. Read your whole blog. Can't wait to start creating my own. Thanks for all the tips and tricks.

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  2. This is amazing, awesome, and fantastically fabulous! What a great project, so perfect with spooky details! Love it!

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  3. Wow, this is amazing! My die arrives tomorrow and I was poking around looking for inspiration. I love the peeling paint on the siding - was that using rock candy crackle paint? The shingles are great too. LOVE IT!

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    1. Ldybg93, I had such a hard time waiting for the Village Manor die. I actually ordered from 2 different companies in case one got it in faster than the other. When I do my full post on these "Haunted" village I will go in more detail on how I made the houses, but since you asked about the crackle paint on the siding, here's a brief description. I painted a 8.5 x 11' piece of cardboard with black gesso to provide contrast under the crackle paint. Then I actually cut thin strips making sure there was some variation in the width of the boards because I wanted the house to look kind of decrepit. Then I painted the strips with Ranger's Picket Fence Crackle Paint. I distressed the edges of the strips with Black Soot distress paint. And then I cut each individual piece to attach it to the house. Oh, and the house was painted with black gesso before I added the siding, windows, roof pieces. I haven't worked with the rock candy crackle paint very much - I thought it would be too shiny for this project and the Picket Fence crackle paint is perfect.

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  4. I LOVE your fabulous house Lucy, it is amazing!! It really does look decrepit (in the best possible way!) and I love the effect the crackle paint gives. I have done a couple of experiments with mine so far but I have to say I prefer your version... I am so glad you left a comment on my blog (thank you!) otherwise I would never have found you and seen this gorgeous house - we seem to have similar tastes. Love your project!!

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  5. So Fabulous. Please let me know what paint color I need to get. I am new to craft

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