My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Starting A New Halloween House for 2015


Time to start my 2014 Halloween House! I love making houses and any kind of altered art using a paper mache item as the base and covering it with Graphic 45 papers. It always includes a lot of planning, fussy cutting and gluing and I love the entire process;

The last Halloween house project I made was my Haunted House in 2013. You can see a photo of that house on my side bar and also at - my October 31, 2013 post, which includes photos of all 4 sides of the house. I have it on a turntable base for easy viewing.

I have been working on this year's Halloween House now for some time and it is coming together nicely. My buddy Jimbo fights for the table as he loves to sleep there while I am working, but he gives it up when I need to use the paper cutter or remove him to take a photo. :<) My son Jim painted the house for me using a black acrylic paint - it usually takes 2 coats to cover. I am never sure how much of the base paint will show in the finished project so I want to make sure it is a good base coat. It's at a weird angle in this photo as it looks like the house only has a standing front - if you didn't notice the inside matte color.

I made a pattern for each of the 4 walls and cut the paper I chose to use on the outside of the house. This is the backside of the paper as I didn't want any ink lines to show on my chosen paper side in case I mad an error when transferring the pattern.

The outside paper.

The lighting makes such a difference in the color, but the top photo is with a florescent light shinning on it - taken when I was working at night - and the bottom photo is the next morning.

I took a photo of the total lunar eclipse and although it is not very clear, it was really beautiful! It looked so small up in the sky over our apartment building!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! We had a heavy rain all night and this morning here in this part of WI - very loud rain! It is now sunny again and another beautiful Fall day. Wishing you happy day!


Barbara Diane


Barb said...

Your Halloween house is looking great. I scrolled back to look as I didn't join in last week. It looks a lot of fun to do. The Haunted House on your sidebar looks very impressive. Have fun. Barb #24

Rhonda Miller said...

I can't wait to see the finished house.