October 7, 2016

Art Journal Pages and Halloween Houses

I have still been creating glitter houses, but am taking a break from Christmas houses to make a few for Halloween.  But I thought I would share some art journal pages this week. A friend wanted to see some pages from my participation in Journaling by Fives by Shannon Green.

So here are a few of my completed pages.  I wanted to use little drawings and sketches I had done for the images instead of magazine images, etc.

And here is a look at the Halloween houses project in process.

These are purchased paper mache houses from the craft store that I have painted and just begun to decorate. I am using flickering tea lights inside the houses. I don't like flickering lights for the small Christmas houses but the flicker looks cool in the Halloween houses. 

Below is one I am making from cardboard - the same way I am doing the Christmas glitter houses - but in a larger size to go with the store bought houses.

My husband saw these skeletons at the craft store and had to have them - so they are part of the display, too. It's hard to see in the above photo, but we are planning to have two skeletons inside the larger house. I sent him outside to find some little tree branches that we could use as trees and I love the ones he came back with. We used modelling clay to help them stand up.  The glitter looks a bit better on this purple house in real life than it does in the photo, but I am going for a broken down, shabby look.  There are jack-o-lanterns, witches, bats and black cats in the works . . .

Well, that's what I have been up to. I'd love to see what you have been creating this week!


Linking up with Paint Party Friday.


  1. Love the houses, but those journal pages are fantastic. Nice to see you around again! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. AH HA...LOVE this SPOOKTACULAR...Halloween display! So cool!! Love the branches he found they ARE so perfect!! Love those little houses so much...and yes it's okay to be happy!! Beautiful!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. fabulous creations Laney! Love the bright journal pages and the houses are super too! Great choice on getting the skellies for the houses:)

  4. Wonderful art. The Halloween houses are FABULOUS!!! Great creations.

  5. Beautiful journal pages and cute sparkly houses too! Love them all :)

  6. I love your journal pages, you do wonderful eyes. The Halloween houses are looking great, neat idea with the branches for trees!

  7. Oh, I especially like the "wonder is all around" piece!


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