Don’t you just love Halloween? It is so much fun to get caught up in all the fantasy of creating costumes, having parties and decorating. Making home decor is so easy when you have such a great array of digital supplies like those available at The Digichick. Let’s get the holiday off to a scary start by making a wall hanging that will give your house a fun, spooky feel.
- Digital Kits – peek-a-BOO!! by Wendy Page, Pumpkin Spice by Laura Banasiak, Halloween by Heather T., Cozy House Card Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff, Banners Set 1 by The Cutting Files.
- Shadow Box
- Acetate (transparency sheets)
- Ink/Printer/printer paper
- Digital cutter (optional)
- Black cardstock
- Dimensionals, adhesive, scissors, Dark purple stamping ink, edge punch, paper crimper.
The Cozy House Card Template Set was used along with peek-a-BOO!! papers to create a haunted house. Both layers of the house base were printed and cut by hand while the black trim was cut out of black card stock using my Cricut. The edges of the top, blue part of the house was sponged with dark purple ink.
Dimensionals were placed between the house layers to create a 3D effect.
Adhere the house to the background using dimensionals, then attach to the back of the shadow box. Set this aside.
Elements from peek-a-BOO!!, Pumpkin Spice, and Halloween were used to assemble the transparency layer in Photoshop. Black, silhouette-type shapes seem to work best for this part unless you are planning to light the inside of the shadow box. Using the transparency setting on your printer, print the image onto the acetate sheet.
The transparency sheet was cut slightly larger than the front glass of the shadow box so that the edges could be tucked into the grooves where the glass fits into the box.
Place the background piece onto the back of the shadow box.
To add a little more dimension (and because I couldn’t see the one on the transparency very well), a pumpkin was printed, cut out, and placed on the front of the glass using dimensionals.
And because I never seem to know when to quit, I decided too add a BOO banner using the Banner Set 1.
Three flags at about 1.5inches were cut out of some patterned paper scraps using my Cricut.
The edges of some paper scraps were punched with a flower edge punch and then trimmed to 7 X 0.625 inches. The strips were run through a paper crimper and folded into accordion pleats.
Adhere the short edges of the pleated strip together to form a cylinder. Scrunch the inner edges toward the center and adhere it to a circle of paper. I had to hold this together for a few minutes while the glue set to prevent the edges from popping out.
The BOO letters from the Halloween Kit were digitally placed on to circles from the Peek-a-Boo kit and cut out. They were adhered to the flag with dimensionals. Holes were punched in the top edge of the flags and twine was threaded through them.
Brads were put through knots at the end of the twine and the banner was attached to the frame.
Hope you have a Boo-tiful day!
Other Articles by jknath:
- Birdhouse Gift Box and Card - May 5th, 2013
- Vintage Pin - April 5th, 2013
- Bunny Purse - March 8th, 2013
- Rocket Valentine - February 4th, 2013
- Moose Treat Container - January 14th, 2013