My crafting space looked like an art store exploded all over it by the time this was finished. I had SO many paints, stains, do-dads and dies spread all over. The basic structure is a painted foam core base and I cut the back piece freehand out of black mounting board. For added structural support, I cut the base pieces of the Sizzix Cupcake Stand in half and glued those into the 90 degree angle formed by the base and backing. The backing I dabbed with crumpled tissue paper dipped into silver acrylic paint to add some glimmer (along with misting with Perfect Pearls). I covered all that with doubled up cheesecloth that I had dyed black with Distress Stain. I wanted the background to have the visual texture it would give. Once that was all built I got to work on all the fun details of the scene. First, the houses:
I cut everything out of grungeboard because it takes embossing so well. I used the Artful Dwellings and Mini Openings dies to cut the pieces out first, then I embossed them with the Texture Fades (yeah I had those spread all over the place too!) Next I had fun with various Distress Paints to paint my houses all sorts of lovely Halloweeny colors. A little rummaging through my Idea-ology stash, some Wonder Tape and tacky glue, and I had a whole street of fun little houses.
|How cool does that look! I sprayed some Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls on there too.|
I hope you enjoy my scene and it inspires you in your own creations! Most of the materials can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. Happy Halloween!