I thought this spooky place needed a crooked old chimney so I used some of the leftover pieces of chipboard to cut a chimney to add to the roof. I used a little piece a floral foam to stick down inside to hold the wire that holds the flighing bats. All of the images I used for this were from the Halloween stickers sheet, and the paper is from the Earthy Paper Pad (I LOVE this paper!!). When I added the bat stickers to the wire, I first painted the back side of the bats black (or you could use a black marker), then covered the back of the bats with diamond glaze to attach them to the wire.
Did I mention I love Diamond Glaze also! I got hooked on this stuff years ago, and I just cant live without it. It dries totally clear and QUICK! I love that!( because I'm impatient) lol
I used gloss black acrylic paint on the roof, door and windows. ( why gloss? umm.. because thats all I had)lol I used (Harvest Orange 60100) Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels on the pom poms, scalloped chipboard and over the black paint on the roof.
The thing I love the most about these darling little houses, is that the roof just lifts off and it un-ties in the front , to open flat. (Not only is these so fun for adding photos ..which, I'm going to do as soon as I get some copies made ....but the fact that it can open up flat, makes it great for storage, if you do seasonal houses)
All of the Chipboard pieces come in two flat sheets, the house, roof , door , window, decorative circles , scallops and even two different little birds. The two holes are already punched for the ribbon to go through to tie the house shut.
I tried to get a close up of the effect the orange Glimmer Mist had , when I spritzed it on the roof that had been painted with the gloss black acrylic paint. I really like the look. I'm finding new things to do with this stuff every day! lol
I hope if any of you do one of these , you share it in the CS gallery. It's so fun to see what everyone comes up with. I was thinking when I was working on this , how fun it would be to do a cute one up as a "Welcome to the neighborhood",with a little bag of candies on the inside or something like that. All I have is cows, next door , so that wont work for me ,but you get the idea. lol
Hope you're all having a super weekend!