Tim Holtz Village Dies: Haunted Mansion

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again with another version of the Village Mansion… only this one is a bit more spoooooky!!

I’m amazed by these little houses and get completely immersed while I’m creating. When I’m done… it’s hard to believe they are made of paper!

Shari Carroll Siz Haunted Mansion

I tried something different on this one by using some cheesecloth and Distress Grit paste to gain some texture. I was going for a “The stucco has fallen off the walls look” and I think this combination did the trick. I used a variety of Distress paints to color the walls, then went over everything with Black Soot paint to give it a darker tone.

Shari Carroll Siz Haunted Mansion 2

I used Distress Stains and Woodgrain cardstock for the roof tiles. Once the paper was colored and dry, I used the Village Rooftops die to cut out about 28 strips. Once I put them on the roof, I ran my blending tool with a slight amount of Black Soot paint over top to darken them.

Shari Carroll Siz Haunted Mansion 3

I’ve left the embellishments simple… one could really go crazy at this point, but I just used a Cross bones Adornment above the door.

I have put together a video of the process, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.



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Be sure to check out my other Villages in the series, I have created a Surf Shack and Victorian Mansion. I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!!!

  1. Love this and it would be a great addition to my other house dies. Please tell me where you find black poster board. Do you know the weight? Is it heavier than cardstock?
    Really love the idea if it is heavier.

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