Thursday, October 2, 2008

October Design Team Challenge

This month our wonderful design team had a task to create art with one of our Haunted Houses

First up is this fabulous Un-Haunted House Christmas Ornament By Wanda Hentges

Collage sheets - #124, #278, #343
2 - haunted house chipboard die cuts
Gesso white - Liquitex
Soft gel medium – Golden
Light molding paste – Golden
Colorbox pigment inks – sky blue, topaz, brown, sky gray, white, green, scarlet
Ultra fine glitter – snow white
Distress ink – old paper
Card stock – white, red, green, yellow, blue, deep green
Stazon ink – forest green
1/8” circle punch
Small fern punch – Punch Bunch
Heart punches
Letter Punches – Fiskars
Glossy Accents
Inkssential white pen – Ranger
Eyelets – gold
Embroidery floss – metallic white
Gold metallic ribbon
Fine tip black pen
Colored pencil – Prismacolor

Glue chipboard houses together using soft gel medium and let dry. Sponge gesso on one side of house, let dry, and repeat with other side of house.

Color both sides of house with Colorbox inks and heat set well.

Add light molding paste to the top of the chimney, the roofs, and along the bottom edge of house as if snow blew up against the house, sprinkle immediately with glitter tapping off the extra and let dry. Repeat with other side of house.

Cut out girls and birds and glue them to the house with gel medium.

Add details to the chimney, both sides, with a fine tip black pen. Add details to the floor of the porch, both sides, with a colored pencil.

Create wreaths by punching 6 ferns for each wreath, 3 from deep green card stock and 3 from white card stock rubbed with forest green ink.

Cut the top half of each fern off and discard the bottoms. Cut circles from acetate and glue fern tops in a circle to the acetate, alternating between the two colors, using Glossy Accents. Punch six 1/8” holes from red card stock and glue three to each wreath.

Glue one wreath on each side of the house. Punch 1/8” holes from red, green, yellow, and blue card stock and glue to house to simulate Christmas lights. Let the glue set and then coat the top of each circle with Glossy Accents so they look glass-like.

Use a black fine tip pen to add cord between lights. Punch letters from deep green card stock to spell “JOY” and “HOPE”, glue to house and add white dots with the Inkssential pen. Punch hearts from red card stock, punch 1/8” hole in larger hearts, attach hearts to one side of the chimney, punch hole through chimney where hole in heart is, add hearts to the other side of the chimney lining up the holes, add gold eyelet in hole and attach gold ribbon hanger.

Computer generate “Home For The Holidays”, two copies. Cut out words and a piece of chipboard the same size. Glue one set of words to each side of the chipboard using soft gel medium, let dry.

Sand edges smooth and ink using Colorbox inks. Sponge Distress ink around words and also Colorbox sky blue. Add eyelets to sign and tie to house with embroidery floss piercing a hole in the house where necessary.

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Dragonlady said...

WOW, Wanda, you did a wonderful job on the house. It is so pretty and would make a great ornament..

Wanda H said...

Thank you, Brenda!!!