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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nightmare Fun House featuring new Smeared Ink digi images!

Hello Friends!
Today I'm excited to share my bizarre Nightmare Fun House with a scary attraction hidden inside so keep reading if you dare!  I've been a fan of Stephen King forever and my Fun House is something that would definitely mysteriously appear on the outskirts of Derry....dare to enter at your own peril haaaaahaaaaaa!

 I'm featuring some of Smeared Inks newest digi releases so if you like quirky and bizarre then you're going to want to check these out ;0)  I used images from two of their new releases.  Most are from the  Circus Procession set and I used the large mask collage image from the Venice set.  The Ring Mistress is from their Femdom set.


 This project took me a few days to do coz I literally designed and invented it as I went along so I will try and give you dimensions where I can.

I enlarged the mask collage in Photoshop CS6 and printed out 7 copies onto white cardstock.  I used 2 sheets taped together to make the roof of the Fun House and two for the walls.  The roof circle diameter is 7.25 inches and the walls are 5 inches high.  I wanted the shape to be very quirky so the bottom is round (4" diameter) and then turns into a square at the top which was very tricky getting it all to work and fit together ;0)  I masked off each section with removable tape and coloured the outside of the Fun House with Fired Brick and Stormy Sky Distress Stains.  I coloured the other side of the roof with a black Copic marker and lined the walls with black cardstock (adhered with Xyron permanent adhesive).  I then decided afterward it was assembled to line the interior with tin foil.  I added narrow black washi tape (Recollections) to all the divisions.  The base circle was cut from black cardstock and the walls adhered to it with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.   I cut two more matching circles and covered the base to hide the wall attachment and another inside to make it more sturdy.

The roof shape was created by scoring folds and then pinching and adhering the outer edges.  I painted a toothpick black with Sharpie paint pen and poked a hole through the middle of the roof and adhered the Carnival flag with glue and more black washi tape.  The word 'Carnival' was added to the flag in Photoshop, printed onto white cardstock and coloured with Copics.

Are you ready to find out what scary nightmares are waiting for you inside?  How about a mirror maze filled with posters that come alive when your back is turned with the devilish Ring Mistress waiting for you in the center?  Scared yet haaaahaaaahaaa!

I created my mirror maze in the exploding box concept with 4 outer flaps and 4 inner flaps.  The outer sections are 10" long in total and the inner sections are 8" long and all 8 are 2.5" wide making the inner domain 2.5 " square.  I used a Marvy paper punch on all the flap corners, edged them with Black Soot Distress Ink then adhered tin foil mirrors to the backs of the 4 inner flaps so that the living posters on the opposite walls are reflected in them.

 All of the posters were altered in Photoshop, printed out on white cardstock and coloured with Y38, R29, E15 and B32 Copics.  I distressed the edges with Tim's Paper Distresser tool, crumpled them to add creases and then aged with Tea Dye Distress Ink applied with a foam ink applicator.  I printed my Ring Mistress out twice with one of them reversed so I could adhere them together to make her nice and sturdy.  I fussy cut her out and left the base with two flaps which then went through the slit I cut into the center square of the mirror maze.  You can see the flap in the pic above adhered to the underside.  Phew, that was a lot of work but totally worth it.  I'm pleased with how it turned out :0)  FYI, all the linked products are available at Blockheads Paper Arts!

Here's a closer look at all the details!

Thanks for visiting with me today, I hope I haven't given you nightmares now ;0)

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * Smeared Ink * About Art Accents


  1. OOOh!!!! FABULOUS! I find fun houses uber creepy and your is especially so. Love, love, LOVE it! xxD

  2. OH WOW what a fabulous projects. One of those that I wish I'd thought of first xxxx

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  4. This is such an awesome project! So clever.:)


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