Intro: HAUNTED (ceramic) HOUSE
A fun and easy decoration for HaLlOwEeN
Step 1: Lets Begin
The supplies are
(I have access to a kiln so my project is ceramic, however, this can be created using airdrop clay and acrylic or watercolor paint)
rolling pin, cookie cutters, paint brushes etc....
roll a slab of clay, cut piece 8"X15" to form cylinder.
place cylinder on a slightly larger rolled clay and turn up edge to create base. If firing in kiln be sure to poke a hole in the base to prevent air from getting trapped inside.
Step 2: Roof Top
gently pinch across the top of the cylinder
roll a slab of clay to cut oval shape 6"X7", I pressed a pattern into my clay to look like old shingles.
next place the slab over the house and gently press along the fold.
Step 3: Decorating the House
roll more clay slabs and use your cookie cutters to cut various shapes out to decorate the house...I used a skeleton and some bones to place around the base
gently score (put scratches in the clay) and rub with slip (dilute a little clay with water to create a buttery texture to apply over the scoring) before pressing onto the hose.
I cut bats and placed them on the roof.
Step 4: Painting
I painted everything black and then wiped areas clean with a sponge...I left the bats on the roof black and wiped the spaces around them.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
I glazed and fired my haunted house, If you use air dry clay you might want to fix it with a clear spray.