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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!  Hi There, It’s me Shari from Ain’t That Artsy Fartsy and I’m so happy to be here today to share a fun little décor piece I made for Halloween.  With so much Halloween inspiration out there, and with a little apropos change to a song lyric, I came up with…..


…wait for it……


While you’re all laughing and chair dancing, I’ll tell you a little bit of what I did to make this altered wooden house.


I cut my house out of a piece of unfinished poplar.  This house measures 9″ x 4″ x 1″ and I covered the front and back with pieces of Tim Holtz Regions Beyond Paper Stash that I had stitched together with my sewing machine.


I roughed up the edges with my paper distresser and inked with Black Soot DI then adhered to the front and back surfaces with matte Decou-Page.  I added smears of black gesso with my fingers and adhered a long piece of Design Tape to the outside edge.


I added stenciling to the front and back sides of the house with Tim’s Gothic Layering Stencil and black modeling paste.  While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled Shabby Shutters Distress Glitter over it, tapped off the excess and let air dry.  While that was drying, I spritzed pieces of cheese cloth with a combo of Hickory Smoke and Black Soot DSS and heat set.


The tree and fence are older Sizzix dies that I treated with crackle paint and rusting powder respectively.  When the crackle paint dried on the tree, I rubbed it with antiquing cream to accentuate all of the neat texture, then I started to adhere the pieces onto the house.


This little foursome of cutie-pies is from Tim’s Found Relatives-Occasions.  I fussy cut them from their card and colored their Jack ‘o Lanterns with my Pumpkin Spice DM.  I die cut a bunch of leaves and roses from the Tiny Tattered Florals die from a mixture of Kraft Core, Color Core and Regions Beyond Paper Stash.  I stained the Pumpkin Pieces with Hickory Smoke DSS and gave all of the roses and leaves a spritzing of Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist.


The song lyrics were printed onto white card stock and cut into bands.  I sealed with matte Decou-Page and then coated with clear crackle glaze.  When the crackle glaze was dry, I rubbed with Hickory Smoke DI and adhered onto the house with matte Decou-page.


I outlined the word bands with Black Soot DI and my water brush, then brushed a wash of translucent white paint around the edge of the house, spritzed with water and let the watery paint drip down.


To finish the house, I attached a Typed Token and applied one final splatter of off-white paint to the front and back sides of the house.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little Halloween house today.

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!! XOXO-Shari

Tags: coredinationsdie cuttingDistress Glitterdistress inkGlitterGothic Layering Stencilmixed mediaPhoto Tinting with Distress MarkersSizzixSizzix Tim HoltzTim Holtz Paper Stash Regions Beyond

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