Hello again! This is my second post for the day, you'll find the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge post below. During August, Simon Says Stamp has a Kids Summer Vacation Challenge, with a junior design team making really wonderful projects. The challenge is Anything Goes With Glitter and it will last the whole month. There are three prize hampers to be won, so I hope any crafty child (2-16 years) will join in.
Anton (age 6) of course wanted to join in, since he loves to craft. He ended up making a pretty spooky project...
Since I made my Old Town project, using Tim Holtz Brownstone die, Anton has been wanting to make his own house. He looked through some of my embellishments and decided that he wanted to make a spooky Halloween house. I die cut the house pieces for him and he sat down to paint them, but by mistake poured out way too much Candied Apple Distress Paint (luckily on a plastic sheet). So with all that extra paint, he decided to start dipping embellishments into the paint and then into glitter, which is the reason why the doll, skulls and skeleton ended up being very scary,
The house was die cut from a cover from one of Tim Holtz patterned paper pads. Anton painted it purple and the roof black. The base is a piece of mat board, also painted black. I helped him assemble the house and glued everything in place, since I used a heat gun for that, which he is not allowed to touch.
Before assembling the house, we coloured some clear Modeling Film with Denim and Gold Mixative alcohol ink. Anton was very impressed with how fast it dried. Don't let small children work with alcohol ink on their own, and make sure you are in a well-ventilated space.
Here's another shot of the windows.
Anton shares my love of details, and came up with the idea that the Resin Skulls should be sitting on wooden sticks, sort of as guards to the house. As you can see, it was dipped in paint and then in red Distress Glitter.
Wicked Alpha Parts were added to the house.
The roof was covered with Pumice Stone Distress Glitter. Anton thought it was too even looking and scratched into the glitter to make marks.
There is cotton wool smoke coming from the chimney.
The fence is die cut with the Village Bungalow die and Anton cut some of the boards, so that it would look old and broken. Clever idea!
The spookiest part of the project is the zombie girl inhabitant of the house, who got a little bit too much red paint on her. Has a Salvaged Doll ever looked so scary? It was very important for Anton that she could move. I did a simple solution of two cardstock strips glued together as shown.
Then I cut a little path into the base.
Tuck in the strips.
I hope there will be lots of kids joining us in the Simon Says Stamp Glitter Kids Summer Vacation Challenge, and there are three fun grab bags from Simon Says Stamp to be won. The last day to participate is 31 August, so there is plenty of time. This challenge will end on August 31st at 8am EST, 1pm UK time 2pm CET.
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