Thursday 1 November 2012

Haunted design house part 2

Just a quick post today, as promised here is the finished secret book I started to show on Monday, it is now finished.
 Over at Haunted Design House the challenge this week is Hammer Horror, we want to see all your Hammer Horror inspired makes, weather it is tributes to the classic actors or making your own version of their iconic movie posters we would love to see them. If you head over to Hdh you will also see what the DT have been busy creating.

So after Mondays post I needed to do the back cover and line the secret draw.
I used the same technique for the back as I did for the front,Here is a LINK if you want to read a little more detail of what's been done.  I selected another Hammer Horror movie still to use for an image transfer, a little more black on this image so the back ground colours are a little more subtle, As the colours were more muted I wanted to add more in the way of the cracks so I made sure I had a good base coat of matt medium down first as you need a non porous surface to get the best results.
For the draw I used some of my Graphic 45 Paper and cut the paper out in one piece, scored along the folds and glued it into place. I gave it a quick coat of translucent yellow oxide acrylic paint and then a watered down wash of a brownie red.
 I did try to add some gold leaf to the spine of the book, the Hammer Horror logo and some script but for some reason I could not get a clear adhesion to the modelling paste so I have re painted it for now, need to experiment a little more.

For the pages of the book I used Tim tape and again painted with translucent yellow oxide paint and then a little brown dry brushing.
I'm going to group Mondays pics here as well as I would like to enter this into a few challenges and want all the pics in one place.

I would like to enter this in to the challenge over at Anything But A Card  their challenge is Incorporate Black into your project.

Over at The Sisterhood Of Crafters they have a Halloween challenge. I think Hammer Horror and Vampires fits the bill.


  1. Just superb. I love me a good ol' horror film like the Hammers. Brilliant image transfer of the Christopher Lee still too. You have a lot of patience to put this together. Very creative & imaginative. Px

  2. WOW what a fabulous creation ... looks AWESOME!! Thanks so much for joining our HALLOWEEN challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters! In order to qualify for the prize, we would appreciate you sharing our blog link on your post. Again, thanks for joining in our fun and we hope you'll come back again!
    One of the 'Sistahs'

  3. this is amazing. Very creative.

    Sarah x

  4. Thanks so much Mark for taking care of the linking and for stopping by my blog. The truck image is actually a photo a friend of mine took and gave me permission to use on cards. Thanks again ... your work is AMAZING!!!

  5. Great choice of image for the back again and I love the secret draw. I've also found difficulty getting metal flakes to adhere to smooth surfaces. Do they have to be roughened to work? Please let us know how you solve your spine issues. Hugs, Buttons x

  6. I just love this Mark!! Stunning image transfer and great choice of images too. Absolutely love that cross. I think I'll just say that I love the whole thing if that's ok!!
    Hope you are well.
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card again.

  7. Very cool... still loving the Cushing colours, and the crackle over Christopher is fantastic! (Sorry bit alliterative with all my Cs today...)
    Alison x

  8. Hi Mark, love all Hammer Horror films and Christopher Lee is one of my all time favorites. You have done an amazing job with the image transfer and love that batty paper in the drawer - so fitting. All in all, a wonderful job. thanks too for your kind wishes, getting there slowly. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  9. Hey Mark!
    I love this Projekt!
    This is my first jumping on your blog.But not the last!!!

    Greetings from Uta(stripe).

  10. Hi Mark,

    I love you style and would be very pleased if you could contact me at

    Many thanks
    Susie Little xx

  11. Hey there- I've been trying to find your email addy. Can you email me at scrappypug at gmail dot com. Thanks!

  12. very cool! perfect for Halloween!
    Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card!

    Hugs, Alica ;)