Monday, September 3, 2012

Pin-spired Monday: Haunted Treehouse


Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. Ghosties, goblins, bat and cats, boney feet and witches hats. Who can resist?? Not me!

So off I went to Pinterest and this is what I found - a haunted house!


Which led me to create...
a haunted treehouse!

The treehouse itself is built with a Configuration cabinet, lined with papers from our Enchanted line. Once the sections are covered in paper and the edges covered with paper tape the real fun begins - creating each scene!

The Apothecary's Shoppe is my favorite. I loved mixing potions and poisons for these tiny bottles.


All of the potion bottles have labels made with stickers from the Enchanted collection.  
I used a combination of different things to fill each one. 

~ Allow 24 hours for the bottles that use Glossy Accent in them to set properly. ~
~ Sand and distress the stickers before adhering them to the bottles for extra creepiness ~ 
~ Rub ink on the corks to make those look older too ~

~ Potion Recipes ~

"Poison"
"Slate" alcohol ink
Glossy Accent
cat litter
~ pour a small amount of Glossy Accent in the bottle and add cat litter. 
~ twist and turn the bottle to mix and coat the inside of the glass
~ add a few drops of alcohol ink
~ twist and turn the bottle to mix
~ set bottle on its side to set, occasionally turning the bottle to remix and smear the sides

"Witch's Brew" 
"Red Pepper" alcohol ink
Glossy Accent
~ pour a small amount of Glossy Accent in the bottle
~ add a few drops of alcohol ink
~ twist and turn the bottle to mix
~ set bottle on its side to set, occasionally turning the bottle to remix and smear the sides

"Eye of Spider"
Black Sparkly Fluff
~ tip a small amount of Sparkly Fluff into the bottle 

"Beware" vapor
"Meadow" alcohol ink
cotton ball
~ add a few drops of alcohol ink
~ twist and turn the bottle to coat the sides of the bottle
~ put a small amount of glue on the inside lip of the bottle
~ attach a small amount of cotton from the cotton ball
~ hold in place and lightly pull to make wisps

~ Products Used ~
Paper - Enchanted - Authentique
Configuration Cabinet - Tim Holtz
Wooden Tree - Kaisercraft
Black acrylic paint
Black embossing powder
Assorted tiny bottles with corks
Bird Cage - Idea-ology
Crows
Skeleton

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the details on the potion bottles. The project looks great.

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  2. love it.. and love the profile pic.... haha

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  3. This is really amazing!! I love it! Great job and awesome imagination!!

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  4. This is really amazing!! I love it! Great job and awesome imagination!!

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  5. How creative, a haunted tree house. Who would have thought? lol I love all the tiny bottles and skeletons that you used. Thanks for a great idea.

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  6. Janeen...the details on this are amazing! This rocks!

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