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Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...And Add Some Spook For Halloween

Hello friends! It is Anna-Karin here today with a 3-D tutorial. I made an autumn house with Tim Holtz new Village Dwelling and Village Winter dies.

I love to make little 3-D houses, so I knew that I would love the Village Dwelling die. Today, I started out planning to make a Halloween house, but then looked outside and saw the pretty autumn trees, and changed my mind. Now, it is an autumn house instead, but it can easily be turned into a Halloween decoration too. Let's start.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Start by die cutting all the parts for the Village Dwelling from chipboard. (Sorry about the grainy photo, I had forgotten to change the ISO setting on my camera).

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

This is an XL die and you need the Extended Cutting Pads. It also works best together with the Extended Crease Pad. Use this sandwich: Extended Cutting Pad, die facing up, chipboard, Extended Crease Pad.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Paint the pieces with Distress Paint, I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot. I pounced the tip of the dabber on the base piece and on the step (to the right) to create a stone texture.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

When dry, add pieces of masking tape over the windows and on all the flaps. This is to prevent getting paste there.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Apply Texture Paste through the Bricked stencil, working one section at a time. Remove the masking tape before the paste dries.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Continue until you have covered the walls with bricks.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

I wanted the bricks a little whiter and added some Picket Fence paint to them.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

When dry, they were stamped with the Specks stamp and Watering Can ink. This added a great texture to the bricks.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Stamp the base and the step with the Cracks background stamp.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

For the roof, I mixed Black Soot paint into the paste and applied through the Stripes stencil.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Die cut five windows from red cardstock with the coordinating Village Winter die. Glue the windows to the front of the house.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Glue a piece of mica, or use a transparency, as windows and lace as curtains. As you can see, I used Tim Holtz paper stash packaging covers as the base of my house.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

My son and I planted some fall plants in a big pot a few days ago, and I wanted to mimic that. Die cut flowers using the Tiny Tattered Florals set, from Kraft-Core cardstock. These dies work best together with the Sizzix Precision Base Plate. Use this sandwich: Extended Multipurpose Platform Tab 2, Precision Base Plate, paper, die facing down, Cutting Pad. I made a video on how to assemble the Tiny Tattered Florals, you can find it here.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

I used quilling paper to make pots for my plants. You could also cut thin strips of grey paper (1/8"). Glue together two strips until you have 48 in for the larger two pots, and use one strip of 24 in for the smaller pot. Use the quilling tool that comes with the Tiny Tattered Florals and roll a flat tight roll of paper. Carefully press the center to create a pot. Coat with glue on the inside.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Die cut small leaves from red and purple kraft-core cardstock. The leaves also come from the Tiny Tattered Florals set.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Ink the pots slightly, fill them with glue and press the flowers into the glue.


Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Assemble the house according to the instructions on the Village Dwelling packaging, using a strong adhesive. I painted the door piece white and glued it to the door. Add a handle with a marker. The Village Dwelling also has two poles that hold up the roof over the door, but I left those out.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

The leaves were glued to the house to mimic the leaves at our kitchen window.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

The leaves continue around the side of the house.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

The Tiny Tattered Florals worked great as pot plants. The one to the left looks very similar to the plant arrangement we planted a few days ago.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

The technique used for the house with the paint, paste and stamping created a great rough brick look.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

Here's a close-up of the roof with the tone-on-tone texture.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

I love that even the back of the house has a window.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

On the other side of the house, there are some more leaves, partly covering the window.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

And another pot plant.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For Halloween

You can easily turn this house into a Halloween decoration, by adding a spooky skeleton guarding the door, or add some spiders, bats or maybe a little cat.

Decorate For The Fall With This Village Dwelling...and Add Some Spook For HalloweenHere he is taking a peek inside the chimney to see what the people living in the house are up to.

Thank you so much for looking! I hope the post inspired you to create your own village dwelling.

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Other supplies used:

  • Surfaces: Tim Holtz Core'dinations - Kraft-Core Cardstock Classic Collection; Lake City Craft - Grey Quilling Paper 1/8"
  • Stamps: Stamper's Anoymous - Cracks & Specks
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can
  • Paint: Ranger Distress Paint - Black Soot, Picket Fence, Hickory Smoke
  • Medium: Ranger - Texture Paste
  • Stencil: Stamper's Anoymous Tim Holtz - Bricked, Stripes
  • Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology - Lace Trimmings, Label Letters; US ArtQuest - mica

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