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« on: October 11, 2013 08:46:04 PM »

This initially started as a project of making 31 chunky houses to count down to Halloween. I worked on this project for at least seven weeks. But as I got more and more finished I realised that they weren't very chunky. Oops. But they still read very Halloweeny to me, so that's a start.

They're all about ATC sized. I used cardstock, scrapbook paper, grade school readers from the 1950's, ribbon, plastic flowers, confetti, and foam, and did a ton of colouring and stamping and gluing.





























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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013 09:28:29 PM »

Very nicely done!  I love countdown calendars of all kinds, but as you pointed out, they take a lot of patience and time to make, so I applaud your efforts!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013 11:11:24 PM »

Hey, chunky board books don't have to be all that chunky. Sometimes it is nice to have a slim page to slip in between. If you are planning on saving any for yourself (or all of them?)...you can always add on to them as you get additional embellishment items. Very nice job. I like your use of different background patterns. I love the lace you used on "13".

Have you tried the embossing powders that you sprinkle on and heat seal? Or the micro beads? They can add additional dimension, and not be too bulky for a book. Large ring binder thingies are great for tyeing them all together. (Office supply stores  Smiley ) I use fabric paints (dimensional puff style) on some of mine, though they can end up sticky unless you baby powder them after. I do spider webs on extra plastic (from packaging materials, or else the sleeves to store pages into a binder) and then you can peel them off the plastic and paste them to where you want them to go. Just some ideas for you.

I think you did grand. Wonderful project.

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013 11:48:38 AM »

It turned out wonderfully!  I love how all the houses are different!
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