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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Saturday, October 12, 2019

House of Horrors Handmade Book - New Image Sets - Video Tutorial

Just in time for Halloween, I have a spooky book project for you titled “House of Horrors.”  I’ve packed in lots of creepiness from my new image sets and other embellishments.  The book is constructed using chipboard haunted house and tombstone shapes which makes it easy to assemble and decorate.
The house is full of spooky pictures with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, witches, skeleton people, and headless women.  Inside you’ll find a trunk full of creepy doll heads.  Behind a gate is a vampire with her coffin.  The brickwork was made using a plastic mold and paper clay.  I’ve used lots of candles on the pages, as I think they add to the creep factor.

A house of horrors would not be complete without ghouls.  Below is a cavern with a bloody guillotine, barrel of doll and skeleton heads, a skeleton in a cage, and a bloody clawed coffin (made form a chipboard coffin book.)
Below are more of the spooky portraits and note the ghost in the mirror about the dresser and doll headed spider climbing down the wall.  To add trim to the walls on several of the pages I used black Dresden along with spiderweb and bat die-cut chipboard borders.
On the back of the book, there is a shrouded skeleton walking through a graveyard with blood flowing from a fountain (I have the fountain image for you further down in the post.)  I used paper roses with their stems twisted together to make a vine.  A blood-red moon and bats complete the scene and of course, more candles.
I choose to bind the book using some spider web ribbon from my stash.  In the video tutorial, I show you an alternative method to binding the book.

NEW COLLAGE SHEETS & DIGI IMAGE SETS
This sheet contains 9 unique spooky portraits with ghosts, ghouls, vampires, werewolves, and more.  There are 4 different sizes for each portrait for a total of 36 images.  These images work well with 1:12 scale projects and smaller as well as the houses in Grimsley Village.
 

These sheets are filled with all kinds of spooky and creepy images to decorate a haunted house.  These images work well with a 1:12 scale project and the houses in Grimsley Village.
 




This half sheet contains 38 unique candle images that work well with a 1:12 scale project and the houses in Grimsley Village and my other miniature projects. 
For a limited time, AlphaStamps will be offering this sheet FREE with purchase.

This image set is filled with all kinds of spooky and creepy images to decorate a haunted house.  These images work well with a 1:12 scale project and the houses in Grimsley Village.  Included are all of the images from the House of Horrors #1 & #2 collage sheets, the images from the Spooky Portraits and much more for a total of 100 images.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL


FREE IMAGE
Feel free to download this image and use it in your art.


1 comment:

Chark said...

love this book!