I did it! I made my first vignette. When I first saw the Sculls and Cobwebs (CMS 306- Stampers Anonymous), all I could think was- Haunted Mansion. I’ve shared on IG and here some of the steps I took to make my Haunted Mansion wall paper background. I knew from the start that if I was going to make my first vignette that it had to be a Haunted Mansion one.
There are SO many things that I love from the Haunted Mansion that I wanted to bring into this make. First that iconic purple wallpaper with yellow eyes. Then I love the way that Disney rides really have a deep back story and the Haunted Mansion is no different. The story of the bride created a deep and a little disturbing back story of a woman who out lives all these men who marry her. And lastly, I love when you are exiting this ride. Your car (doombuggy) travels in front of a mirror and you are warned about the ghosts returning home with you. Let’s dive into these ideas and let me share where you can see them in my make.
The bottom section of this make tells the story of the bride and her many husbands. I used a bride from the Halloween paper dolls. I started by painting the paper doll with clear gesso to give the watercolor pencil something to grab on to. I used Candied Apple to add color to the flowers and the “heart”. In the ride at Magic Kingdom, the bride’s heart is seen beating red in the attic scene.
In the lower right corner we find a bouquet of flowers from a previous wedding and a candle.
The pictures are of her departed husbands. I used Ideaology metal frames that I covered with Distress Foundry Wax in Guilded. The images are from the sticker book. To make the iconic purple wallpaper with yellow eyes, I stamped the Skulls and Cobwebs stamp with a black glitter embossing powder. I then used Villainous Potion and Fortune Teller spray stains. For the yellow I splattered Flickering Candle Mica spray. I used some the black fringe to add a little something of a “party” feel since in the story there was supposed to be a wedding.
Moving to the upper section. I wanted to add something to speak of the grave yard part of the ride and my favorite part… the mirror with the hitch hiking ghosts!
I used some of the crypt grit paste to grunge up the tomb stone and the area around it. I added a crow to the top of the tomb stone. I used the rubs to add a name to the tomb stone. I picked the one that said Stu Pidity because the men keep wanting to marry the bride. I thought it was clever.
The mirror area is a Ideaology frame with silver metallic paper behind it. I added some candles to the front. I love the look of the drippy candles!!!
There it is! I am in love with this make but y’all completing this project pushed me in so many ways!!! I had never made a 3D anything. And much of what I thought I knew I really didn’t know. Here is a video walk through of the make.