I created this book for an Alpha Stamps Yahoo group swap. The theme of the book swap is “Little Monsters”. The base of the book is four Masonite house shaped pages. I decorated the front and the backs of each page. The style is a little creeper than my usual Halloween work. I just keep hearing the theme to the “Adams Family” in my head while working.
FIRST PAGE FRONT
The spooky trees are Masonite that I painted black. You can purchase them at Alpha Stamps. I used a stencil and a product called “Texture Magic” to create the stone work. Using a stonework stencil, I chose to apply the product to a piece of black cardstock rather than directly to the house. Doing it this way meant that once dry I could cut the stonework into the shapes I wanted and glue it to the house. In a future month I’ll be posting a tutorial in the on how to work with Texture Magic.
SECOND PAGE FRONT
At the top of the house I mounted Masonite bats on wire. You can purchase these bats at Alpha Stamps
SECOND PAGE BACK
The doll, crow and spider are in cages that I are rub-ons that I made using Grafix Rub-Onz transfer film. Click here for the tutorial. The bats flying out of the box are stamped.
THIRD PAGE FRONT
I used Alpha Stamps collage sheets for all of the people/dolls you see on all of the pages. I used some of the doll heads for the back of this page which meant I had doll bodies with no head. So I decided to use pumpkins which then made me think of the guillotine. I used string and jewelry findings for the pull. I added Glossy Accents to the blade to give it a shine. I’m imaging the woman is saying something like “Honey the kids are playing with the guillotine again!” I cut a wired ribbon of spider webs in half and along the design of the webs to create the garland.
THIRD PAGE BACK
I thought of this page as the family tree. Here is where I used all of the doll heads. The miniature frames are Melissa Frances resin frames painted back.
FOURTH PAGE FRONT
The chandelier is from a dimensional sticker sheet by Martha Stewart.
FOURTH PAGE BACK
The tree is cut from cardstock. I used red acrylic paint to add the eyes. The ghosts are painted using Making Memories translucent glossy paint which gives them a shimmering look. I added the eyes and mount with a black marker.
FIRST PAGE BACK
I punched the fence from black cardstock using a Martha Stewart punch that I think came out on the market last year.