Sunday, August 6, 2017

Haunted Holtzville in the Works

I'm making several houses from Tim Holtz Village Dwelling dies for the Haunted Holtzville Village. I've finished the first one.

It's kind of a creepy little house, darker than I intended, but ok. I think the finish looks like embossed leather which I will use again in the future. The house started out using embossed watercolor paper with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide background and black on the prominent embossed section. But when I tried to make the black highlights darker, it got too dark and muddy. Then I painted over it with black and tried to use the Fossilized Amber over the black, but still too muddy. Then I painted it again with black and then highlighted it with red acrylic paint that I rubbed in with my finger. The red isn't as prominent as I would like, but it's kind of neat.



I need porch supports, but I haven't decided what to use yet. I kind of like the black chimney. I included the view below because you can see through the window which was stained with blue alcohol ink and then covered with Glossy Accents on both sides. It looks like old timey wavy glass.

You can't see in the doorway, but I put a black cardstock cutout of one of the kids from Halloween shadows in the doorway. It shows up nicely with the LED tea light in place.



I scattered a few leaves around to make it more seasonal. The roof shingles are made from off cuts of one of the Village Dwelling Roof dies. I like the spiky look. I've used that before.



That's it for today. I'm working on a lighter colored house now. It should be done in a day or two.

I hope you have a good day. Thank you for stopping by.

10 comments:

  1. I love this one Lucy, the darker colour suits the Halloween theme and I also love the windows in red. I can see the red on the embossed area and it looks amazing! The skull and crossbones is a perfect finishing touch. Anne x

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    1. Thank you, Anne. I always like to hear from you.

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  2. Very nice! I really like the fireplace and chimney!

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    1. Lynn, this is not one of my favorite houses, but it does say Halloween. I like the chimney too. I think it fits well with the little house. Thank you for commenting.

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  3. Hi Lucy! I love the chimney and the spikey shingles!! Great skull and crossbones above the door. The embossing is such cool look and I think the color you ended up with is very effective.

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    1. Laney, I always like to hear from you. And I always like to see your projects, too. Thank you. Lucy

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  4. I really love these houses you're making, especially how different they all are. You do such a great job of making them all interesting to look at. Such detail!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. I love making these little houses. I try pretty hard to make each one different. I do have make 2 more of the Stone Stenciled Clock house because I promised one of my friends that he would get first choice this year and then I accidentally promised the house to someone else. I will do some things different - a coffin shaped door on one and perhaps a witch weather vane.

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  5. what a great spooky house Lucy! LOVE that roof and the red trim on the windows! Everything looks so dark and spooky! Julia xx

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  6. Ooh, this is going to be a very spooky village! Looking forward to more...
    Alison x

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