Happy HalloweEn House by Lynda Hall

Happy Halloween House by Lynda Hall

Samantha K witch and houses
Kitchen roll
Texture Paste
Matt medium
Acrylic spray
Montana Spider Web Spray
Stamperia Cosmos paper
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Artful Days Texture Sand
Artful Days Halloween printable words
Pinflair clear pearl wand

Halloween is upon us and I have been crafting up some magic to share with you all today. I have created a small reverse canvas using Sam’s witch cut and houses from the Santa Flying Christmas scene. Here’s how:

Step 1: Cut backing paper to fit inside frame and set aside, then adhere kitchen roll around the outside edge to hide any staples. Once dry add texture through a stencil with texture paste.

Step 2: Cut the pegs off the houses with sharp scissors to make bottom edge flat and colour with acrylic ink using a sponge and swiping motion to give a distressed look. Back windows with card and add clear pearl wand to the inserts to create a glass effect. I added spooky words from a free printable from Artful Play Days Facebook group for detail too. Paint witch.

Step 3: Cover canvas in black gesso and when dry colour with acrylic spray and shimmer mist. When dry tone down with waxes and Montana Spider Web Spray.

Step 4: Darken backing paper edge with distress ink and add some script stamping randomly for added detail before adhering inside the frame.

Step 5: Glue in houses and witch at varying depths with a hot glue gun to add dimension. Use gel medium and Artful Days texture sand along the bottom. Glue in Tim Holtz paper dolls to finish when sand is dry.

Happy Halloween all!


Hello All,

I posted yesterday on Facebook and since then I have been messaged by a few people asking what i would pick 3D printer wise. So i thought i would share this here and there incase anyone is interested.

These are my opinions only and i would 100% recommend anyone do their own research before purchasing a 3D printer. There are lots of other brands out there, Anycubic and Creality were two other brands i looked at, but for me Elegoo always seem to be slightly ahead or the same specs for less money and they have a great reputation in the industry.

If i couldn’t have got the Saturn, I would have gone for the Mars 2 pro, however the mars 2 is just as good if you want to save some pennies, the main differences between these two, are the pro has a very marginly bigger build area, has air filtration, has aluminum vat and knobs rather than plastic and a few more bits. None affect the quality of the models that come off though as both have the same light source/screen.

I would not go for the Mars (not linked) as the improvements between that and the 2 were quite a jump, including the much better mono screen and its all about the screen with these machines ? (well kinda lol)

I have linked the two mentioned below on Amazon as this is the best price i found, especially as a prime member and today being the last day of prime deals you get a chunk off, in fact with your savings you can get a bottle of resin for the printer and still have change from the normal price
Hope this helps (remember the prime member prices are only whilst prime day is on!)

Sam x

Mars 2 £200 – £152 if prime member https://amzn.to/3j1IcVp

Mars 2 pro £280 – £224 if prime member https://amzn.to/2STfono

This is the resin i have purchased to start me £34 for 1000ml – £27.20 if prime member https://amzn.to/3j3o8lE

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