Haunted Aviary

Spooky season is upon us. Yay! I have a little haunted aviary for Alpha Stamps to share with you today. An owlery if you will. I used a Large Haunted House Shape and some of the new Halloween papers from Carta Bella and Echo Park.

I fell in love with this orange on orange swirl Spooky Night paper from Echo Park, and decided to use it for both the front and the back of the house. I used the chipboard as a template and carefully traced around the house shape. The paper edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before gluing them down with tacky glue.

Since the roofs were going to get contrasting papers, I made templates with cardstock cut to size. I had a scrap of small scale brick paper in my stash and used that for the chimney.

The papers I used as accents for this piece all came from Carta Bella’s’ Hocus Pocus line. The trims were cut from a Black Dresden Border Sampler Set. It was great having so many to choose from with lots left over for another project or two.

The fence is made from a Chipboard Gothic Border Trim cut to fit the space and painted with black acrylic paint.

Here it is set in place, along with the roof details. The Hocus Pocus paper set comes with a black and white stripe that fit the little stair step outline perfectly!

The windows for this project all came from the Windows For Tall Houses set. I’ve not worked with these before but you can bet I will again, they are darling. The owls came from one of my favorite collage sheets that Alpha Stamps carries; Into The Woods. I resized the individual owls down a bit and glued them in place using the windows as a guide for placement They were glued onto this orange and black bat paper that looks like spooky wallpaper perfect for a miniature room.

I used one of the new 18×13 Gothic Frames for Oval Cabochons for this project. They come in two sizes, this is the smaller of the two. Check out the awesome skull detail in the filigree, isn’t it darling? The other one that’s included in this set has a bat detail.

I glued a Glass Haunted House Cabochon on top of it for one of the roof details. The other one is made from another of the Windows For Tall Houses painted ivory with an Eyeball Cabs in Settings – Silver glued on top. I accented the sides of the cab with black brads I had on hand.

The front door is made from shutters that come in the Dollhouse Windows With Shutters 1:24 set. The background was painted black and the overlays were painted orange.

The door was screaming for a seasonal wreath. I made one of those fuzzy/fluffy ones from a bit of black pipe cleaner/chenille stem and a ribbon rose. So simple.

I knew I wanted a planter box underneath the windows for a few of the individual blooms from a Queen Anne’s Lace floral stem. It was super easliy fashioned by cutting a length of square dowel and painting it black.

Love how it came out.

Here’s a close-up of the finished roof line. I added yet another owl in one of the windows from the set and also included the new Black Acrylic Bat that’s included in the Hocus Pocus kit.

The new Jack-o-Lantern Cabochon rests at the bottom of the stairs. I had a miniature dollhouse doorknob in my stash and added it as a finishing detail.

The house needed something for contrast so I added one of the 8 Inch Creepy Trees behind it.

It was painted black and glued to the rear of the house.

I love how this came out and can’t wait to display it on the mantle of our new house. You can find all the supplies I used right HERE. Thanks for stopping by!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Alpha Stamps News » Two Haunted Houses, New Miniatures, New Sale & FREE Gift!
  2. Pat Becker
    Oct 11, 2022 @ 02:33:49

    Hi Connie, I love your beautiful mini things of art you make, this one is so adorable. I should write more often, but think of you a lot. I love you much, Aunt Pat


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