Friday, September 28, 2012

Haunted Mansion Closet-Quick Update!

The mini album is put together and the screen is together! I just have to mat them both! WooHOO!

I showed the closet at the end of my stream this morning - check it out! TiMeWaRpArT on ustream.

It's supposed to rain here this weekend so hopefully I'll get the closet finished! Wish me luck!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Haunted Mansion Closet Progress

The Haunted Closet (based on a Kathy Orta - PaperPhenomenon design called "Little Miss"). The construction of the closet itself is done except for attaching the drawer front - after I find or make a drawer pull. The chandelier still needs to be modified (I have removed a few items and will add more). The other furnishings have to be set in place but, I'm thinking they will not be permanently fastened in to allow for future changes. I'm all about the options!

I added a wire in the "ceiling" panel to hang the chandelier from before construction of the closet elements. It hangs from a large jump ring.

The doors will not be permanently installed but will be held on by magnets, included in the construction of the mini album that goes on one side and the "screen" that goes on the other. This way (and here is the option factor again! LOL) The two outer compartments can be used to display other items as well. I love the paper here - it looks like screen! (the doors are just leaning).

Here is the roof.

Here are the wooden knobs for the doors. I used these for the feet of the closet as well.

The back and side.

I used 3 sheets of chipboard to raise the closet (while it was lying down) to help me get the ceiling panel on centered and straight! This worked for the bottom panel as well.
This project is sooooo much fun! I am making the album and the screen now - will post the completed project when it's done. Hopefully soon - it's for my Mom and she already wants to get out her Halloween decorations! LOL!Hurry, hurry.....

Ed: Here's a link to the second post about this project:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 - September

Just a quick post before hitting the pillow. After a really rough few days it was nice to be able to finish a piece of art tonight. The tag is from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 Challenge - for September and you can see Tim's original post here.

This is the first tag I've completed for this year. It's been a crazy summer. I took metal tape from the hardware store and cut it up, ran the tag through the vagabond with a new texture fade (sheet metal), inked it but then since I didn't have any black ink - used a black paint dabber and rubbed it off. I used a Maya Road stamp and cut it out, added a stamped saying on parchment (appropriate to some family drama going on at the moment), cut it with decorative edged scissors.

I used a number 9 because it's the 9th month of the year. The little light bulb came from a stash my Dad left (thanks again Dad!) and wired on. The pen nib is real, left from my calligraphy classes of long ago and also wired on. :-)

Thanks Tim for the continued inspiration and challenges!