Friday, October 23, 2015

3D Halloween Project: Church with The Frankies

Yesterday's project on the Kadoodle Bug Designs Blog.

3D Halloween Project featuring Frankie and his Bride. I created this in 6 crafting sessions.
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*Charmkin Cutie: Frankie SVG cut file from Kadoodle Bug Designs
*Charmkin Cutie: Bride of Frankie Svg Cut file from Kadoodle Bug Designs

*1 1/2 pieces Doodlebug Design Cardstock (October 31st Collection- Whimsy Webs 12x12)
*Doodlebug Design (Ghouls & Goodies Collection) Doodle Pops (1 package)
*Doodlebug Design (Ghouls & Goodies Collection) Doodle Pops (1/2 package, Black Cat, Ghost)
*Recollections Haunted Mansion cardstock pad
*Colorbox Chalk (Nightfall petal pad, white, green, and purple)
*Black gel pen .05
*Signo White Gel pen
*Pebbles Chalk (pink for cheeks)
*Church Fold Card file from MyScrapChick.
*Small Cotton Balls (2-3)
*Cricut Explore
*Cricut Score Tool
*Fabri Tac Adhesive
*acetate (Windows)
*Scotch permanent mounting tape (Windows)

Tear Bear Supplies:
*Thick Green Mulberry Paper (5x7 sheet)
*Tracing Tool
*Water Brush
*Soft Brush
*Wire Brush

Session 1: Choosing Supplies
I picked out my papers and embellishment decorations. I chose Doodlebug Design Cardstock in a Halloween Theme and found irresistible Pop Ups.

Session 2: Project Brainstorming
I went to and chose which files I wanted to use. I couldn't resist going with The Frankies. I also decided I wanted to go 3D. I looked at haunted house 3D svgs and somewhere in the process I chose a church. I don't even know why, maybe the Frankies were "Just Married" in my mind.
I found a Church folding card from MyScrapChick  and decided to make it a box where it would sit up.
Session 3: Designing in Cricut Design Space, Cutting the pieces with Cricut Explore
I placed the church card into Design Space, resized it to its required measurements. I attached all the windows from the file to where I wanted them on the box pieces. (So they would cut leaving me an opening for acetate sheet.) I cut an extra top panel to use for the bottom. This changed my card to a 3D box.
I used Doodlebug Design Cardstock and Recollections Cardstock to cut out all the pieces to my house. I did the same with the Frankies. (Including the patterns I used to make my Tear Bears.)
Session 4: Assembled House
I chalked all of the pieces using ColorBox Chalk and inks. I went with Charcoal for my Doodlebug Design Whimsy Web cardstock pieces and I used an old ink pad so it wouldn't go on darker than intended.

I went on to assemble and I noticed a designing mistake. I didn't attach the windows to the outer layer, so my windows weren't windows that went all the way through like I had wanted. I decided to leave it.
I cut acetate sheets in squares just a bit bigger than the windows and placed Scotch permanent mounting tape around their edges so they would be raised and have a see thru appearance. I placed spiders and stars inside. I then glued everything together with Fabri Tac (any glue can be used, but this is my go to.)
I happened to use to much glue on the back, which is a pocket. (BOOO, It looked awful!) So, I glued another panel over it and now it has two pockets. (I love this and am happy I learned something.)
I took my Doodlebug Design Pop Ups and had loads of fun placing them all over the church. 
Session 5: Tear Bears
I took my bear parts and traced them into the back of thick mulberry paper. I tore out all of the mulberry paper pieces and let them dry. I sat it aside and chalked all of my Doodlebug Design cardstock pieces with Colorbox chalk in colors a bit darker than the piece I was chalking.
I went back to my fluffy pieces and brushed them while they were faced upside down with a wired brush. I chalked them with Green Colorbox ink. Afterwards I did my faces using gel pens, white Colorbox and brushed some pink from Peebles Chalk onto both Frankie Cheeks.
I went on to assemble all of my pieces with Fabri Tac. I took one last soft brush to all my furry tear bear pieces.
Session 6: Finishing Touches
I took my Signo white gel pen and added highlights to the whole project. I attached the Frankies to the church.
I took a few cotton balls and pulled them apart making them resemble cobwebs. They were placed without glue.
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Thank you for visiting! It was a pleasure to share this project with you. Twila