Hello Gypsy Soul fans. Today we are featuring a guest designer , Emma. Emma is a talented artist and we are excited to share the projects she makes with our products.
My name is Emma and I have been crafting as long as I can remember. I am a tactile person so I especially love anything with texture and beautiful colors. Lately I have been drawn to embroidery, knitting and crochet, but I love tinkering with mixed media and making weird little critters.
Hi everyone! I'm so honored and excited to be a first-time guest designer for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
There is something about the first days of October that demand you to turn your attention to the shifting season, and thoughts of all things spooky start bubbling up to the surface. Stories of haunted houses with dark, foreboding windows linger in the mind. I am personally a huge chicken when it comes to haunted houses, but one haunted house I always found fascinating is the Baba Yaga haunted house so why not create my own!
I started by taking two sets of the Tiny Shadowbox Houses 1, cutting them easily with a sharp exacto knife, and painted them in layers of red and brown acrylic paint. I added Staz-On stamp ink in Black applied with a sponge, until the overall patina was to a place where I liked it.
To make the legs I used some scrap wire I had around the house to twist into the general shape of bird feet. I used my trusty hot glue gun to layer over the wire and let it cool until it formed a flexible layer of "muscle", and then painted it with acrylic paint in an off-white color I had on hand. Once that was dry, I used the sponging technique with more Staz-On black ink to lightly texturize the feet, and then added another layer of acrylic paint, this time in yellow-orange. Before that had time to dry off, I dabbed it with a paper towel, and then let it all dry.
Again with the hot glue gun, I secured the feet to the bottom of the house. With some dried moss I have in my stash, I liberally applied it to the bottom side of the house to cover up the join where the feet and the house meet, and played with the arrangement until I was happy with the appearance. I decided that the house was missing a chimney topper, and created that with a straw, some crumpled foil, and a tiny bit of cardboard cut into a slight cone. This was all glued to the roof, along with another healthy helping of moss.
Ornamental Birdcages Shape Set (D69C)
House Ornament Window Trim (D172HW)
Tiny Shadowbox Houses 1 (C20A)
Staz-On Black Stamp Pad