Halloween Haunted House | Tim Holtz

As a bit of a Tim Holtz fan, this time of year has me doing the happy dance. All the new Tim Holtz Halloween products are being released, so I thought it would be a great time to start some Halloween crafting. I was greatly inspired by a recent project created by Emma Williams, but I hope I put a bit of my own twist on it. I combined a mix of old and new Tim Holtz Halloween Sizzix dies to create a Halloween Haunted House Frame with a touch of spooky and scary!

Haunted House Halloween Frame by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz and Sizzix

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To get started, I die cut all the pieces for my scene from watercolor paper. The skeleton is from the Ghoulish Die Set and I inked him with Ranger Embossing Ink and then sprinkled him with a custom mix of White and and just a tiny bit of Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I then heat set this with my heat gun. I repeated this same embossing technique on the ghost which is from the Village Graveyard Die Set (which unfortunately has been retired). The gate (which is also from this Village Graveyard Die Set) I die cut this from black cardstock, inked it with embossing ink and used Black Embossing Powder on it. And on the tombstones (again from that same set) I cut from watercolor paper and inked them lightly with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Haunted House Halloween Frame by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz and Sizzix

Those spooky looking houses are from the new Ghost Town Die Set and are die cut from watercolor paper and inked them with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink. I then sprinkled them with a bit of water and dabbed them dry. I then die cut them again from Gold Metallic Kraft Stock.


When I removed the Gold Kraft Stock from the die, I made sure to keep all the little pieces with each die cut. I then adhered pieces of Therm O Web Purple tape to the backside to hold them in place. This allowed me to adhere this entire piece to the back side of the houses which makes it look like the lights are shining through the windows. I then finished off the houses by dry brushing each one with Black Soot Distress Paint. To dry brush, you simply wipe off any excess paint from your brush and then wipe the brush onto your die cut. This gives you that wonderful distressed look! If you get too much in the window area, just wipe it away with a paper towel.


Haunted House Halloween Frame by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz and Sizzix

I then finished off the houses by adding the smoke from the chimneys using Silver Metallic Kraft Stock. I distressed these by lightly sanding each  piece with some sand paper.

Haunted House Halloween Frame by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz and Sizzix

For the background of my scene, I used patterned paper from past Halloween Paper Pads. I tore the paper that I used to create the ground to give it a rough edge and inked it with a bit of Distress Ink. For the sky, I again used a piece of patterned paper and inked edges once it was trimmed to size. I also added some ink splatters using watered down Black Soot Distress Paint and a small paint brush.  For the moon, I die cut a piece of watercolor paper using a circle die and then inked it with Antique Linen Distress Ink and very lightly with Pumice Stone.  I also splattered it with a bit of paint as well. I then finished off the scene by adding some bats die cut using the Bat Crazy Die Set. These are cut from watercolor paper as well and inked with Black Soot Distress Oxide and very lightly splattered with water and dabbed dry.

Haunted House Halloween Frame by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz and Sizzix

Once I had all of the pieces cut out, I began assembling them to create my Haunted House scene. I used double sided foam adhesive to pop up the skeleton, bats, tombstones, and middle house to give the scene a bit of dimension.

The title piece was created using the Alphanumeric Label Die. I cut the letters from Gold Metallic Kraft Stock and then adhered them to a piece of Gold Metallic Kraft Stock using a small tip glue pen. Once they were in place, I dry brushed the piece with Black Soot Distress Paint to grunge it up a bit and then added some Hardware Heads to each end that I colored with Alcohol Ink.

And last but not least, the frame is an Ideology Framed Panel. I dry brushed this with Black Soot Distress Paint as well which allowed some of the original wood color to peak through and add to the distressed look.

Haunted House Halloween Frame by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz and Sizzix

Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out my Halloween Haunted House! See you next time!



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