September 25, 2016

Haunted Mansion Construction Videos

Hello everyone!

I have uploaded the construction videos to YouTube for the 2016 Haunted Mansion.

There is also a Materials & Cutting Guide, as well as Templates, and Windows & Doors files up on Dropbox.  These are all PDF files which can be downloaded for free.

September 20, 2016

Haunted Mansion

Hello everyone!

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves begin to change where I live, it's time to think about Halloween, and designing a new haunted house.

This year I was inspired by several Tim Holtz products – the 2016 8x8 paper stash, "Materialize", the "Rickety House" die, and the Halloween-themed Idea-ology products.

The "Rickety House" die was the jumping off point for my house design.  I took inspiration from the porches, the many windows and the roof design.  As is the case with most of my designs, this house is built around a secret compartment – but more on that part later.  The house is entirely made of chipboard and paper.

The house uses different types of lighting.  There are three LED tea lights – two in the dormer windows and one in the front entrance.  Windows on three sides of the house and the square tower are illuminated with strings of tiny LED lights.