Hi Crafty Folks.
I hope that you have been having some fun and crafty times!
Today I’m going to share an altered art project using a plain, wooden house that you assemble yourself. The product is made by docrafts and is a 3D decoration. Now, I forgot to take a before picture of what the flat pack house looked like so I have photographed other houses from the collection:
The one I picked for this project is the tall, town house 3D decoration.
Here is the how to:
I primed the house panels by painting them all on both sides, two layers, with Black Gesso. You could also use acrylic paints for this – I just used what I had 🙂 :
I then decided to add a touch of something special – I decided to heat emboss all the panels. For the sides of the house I used a large, music note stamp and Ranger Platinum embossing powder:
For the roof I used a white embossing powder and a scalloped border stamp:
I chose this border for two reasons: firstly the scallops emulate roof tiles and secondly the dots make me think of a snowy night.
Before I assembled the house together, I backed the front and back panels with white vellum. (You may know where I’m going with this now…).
Once I’d added the vellum and let the panels dry, I put the house together:
This house is now, almost, ready to be used as a Halloween decoration. I lightly sanded the tabs on one of the roof panels to make it easy to take off and add back on. The reason for this is so I can add a battery operated tea-light – remember battery operated NOT a candle.
With the tea light turned on the vellum glows and you have a spooky house!
Battery operated fairy lights would also look great – especially in different colours. If you only have the battery tea lights available, you could either colour the vellum with markers or even use coloured tissue paper.
I do plan on creating more of these and I am thinking of adding a few bats and even tiny ghosts to the overall effect.
Thank you for stopping by today folks,
Take Care and Happy Crafting!