Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Archimedes Inn

Happy Saturday, everyone! I tried something new this week, working in 2D instead of my usual 3D. I've had a sweet collage sheet of owls and other forest creatures for a while and thought they would look cute inside a hotel which I made from a GSL Small Haunted House Frame Set available over at Alpha Stamps. The frame comes in two pieces – a haunted house shape with windows cut out that fits on top of a solid house shape. If you're so inclined, this piece also comes in a shadowbox format.I started by gluing a sheet of Graphic 45's Montage from their French Country collection to the overlay.

Once the glue was dry, I used an X-Acto knife to carefully cut around the house as well as inside the windows. I decided to leave the paper over the two small windows at the top so I would have plenty of room to put a hotel sign up top.

I painted a set of GSL Small Haunted House Window Trims in a dark brown and glued them in place.

Each floor of the Archimedes Inn has a different shade of wallpaper. I got this effect by gluing three different colors from Graphic 45's Time To Fluorish to the solid house back.

I glued my owls in place looking out the windows and added a speech balloon for each one. I was imagining it would get pretty noisy in there at night.

Apparently a squirrel also checked in and isn't too happy about all the commotion. 

A hotel sign, some brads and a bit of dresden trim finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

GSL Products Used 

Small Haunted House Frame Set

Small Haunted House Window Trims

Other Supplies Used

Tacky glue

Acrylic paint

Graphic 45 French Country

Graphic 45 Time To Fluorish

Printed Images


Dresden trim









  1. Fantastic and wonderfully charming! I always enjoy your projects your sense of humor