How to Make Gus the Ghost’s Haunted House
I like to participate in online design challenges, but I often have trouble completing my design in time because some of my creations take a while. My latest project is a fairly detailed little house, Gus the Ghost’s House based on a book What’s a Ghost Going to Do?
The story is about a ghost that lives in an attic of an old house where a family stays each summer. (Spoiler alert) The family decides that the house is too old and run down to maintain so they decide to sell it so it can be torn down for a park. Gus was able to convince the new owner that the house is worth saving and turned it into a museum with Gus as the resident ghost, happily banging and clanking away in the attic. The illustrations by Seymour Fleishman inspired this project.
My point is that finding a challenge to fit this project is unusual, but guess what? This week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is — “Mythology/Inspired by a Story”. How perfect is that?
Since this house is based upon a book, I used the book that I made 2 weeks ago as the base. I need to figure out how to make an embossed title for the book. Another challenge for another time.
The Making of Gus the Ghost’s House
Here are a series of photos of the making of Gus the Ghost’s House:
Basic Structure of the Gus’ Haunted House
Even Up the Roof Color with a wash of blue paint
Glue the house to the book base
That’s the story of this little house based on a story. I hope you enjoyed reading about it. I am happily sharing it with the Simon Says Stamp challenge Mythology/Based on a Story.
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