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!

-Laney

Linking up with Paint Party Friday.

9 comments

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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