Ok, this is probably my last Halloween house of the this season because I've got to get them completely ready to sell on October 1st.
This is the only house that I've made specifically for one person. My friend, Jack, is an absolute Halloween fanatic. He has a storage area in his house called the Meat Locker for the gruesome halloween props that are stored there. I planned on making a gory house for him, but it didn't quite work out that way. I just couldn't do the bloody details that I thought of. For example, I planned to make one of the windows a guillotine with blood dripping from the window, but once I started on the house that did not fit my creative vision even though Jack would have liked it. So overall I feel I did make a creepy abandoned house that looks scary enough. See what you think.
Decorations on Jack's House:
- Siding made from paper with hand drawn boards
- Spooky Tree - Tim Holtz Branch Tree from Sizzix
- "Bone Chimes" from polymer clay and thread
- Crooked shingles cut from strips of cardboard
- 13 hour clock found online
- Coffin door
- Fences from Tim Holtz "On the Fence" die and Martha Stewart's Creepy Fence punch
- Fall leaves punched out of Cardstock
- Skeleton cut out of scrapbook paper, glued to cardboard.
The view above shows the mostly undecorated version. It has the spooky tree in the back and the "bone chimes" hanging on the porch, but no other embellishments around the house. Some of the details I really like about the house are the crooked shingles, the 13 hour clock which I found on the internet, the coffin door, my first porch with a pretty successful porch railing, the fence and the fall-colored base. I am particularly happy about the fence. I made that by combining 2 different fences - the Tim Holtz "On the Fence" die and a retired Martha Stewart Fence paper punch called "Creepy Fence" edge punch. I really like that I was able to make the gate look like it is coming off its hinges. For the first time I cut a square in the cardboard base and inserted the fence posts in the base for more strength. This fence is pretty stout.
And here is the completely decorated house. I scattered fall leaves about and put the stand-up skeleton cut out from scrapbook paper in the front. I am considering making a grave somewhere, but I didn't leave much room for it on the sides. Do you think it would look too weird in the front yard? I mean, it is a halloween house.
Here are two more views of the sides of Jack's House. I drew the boards on paper first, then copied and painted it. The paper was glued to the house before the roof was glued on.
|You can see the "bone chimes" better on this view. The tree has not been permanently installed yet.|
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