Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Halloween Market

Happy with the 'dry run' of the market stall, it was time to take it all apart again and begin decorating! 

Our first job was to apply the paper mache to the roof and back wall of the market. As this market stall is the larger one, we have an open area to one side, so I left that plain as I have a little plan for a slightly different look there!  

After applying the paper mache, I cleaned out the shelf grooves. I have found that this is better done before the paper mache dries as it is easier to scrape wet paper mache out, rather than chip out dry paper mache.

Happy that the shelves would slide back into their grooves nicely, I let everything dry overnight, then the next day, I applied a coat of 'Teabagging' to the back wall.

If you look closely at the above photo, you will be able to see that the teabag split!!!
Don't worry if this happens, it blows off nicely once dry and leaves some slightly darker patches which add to the ambience!! :0)

With the woodwork parts of the market stained with Jacobean Oak Woodstain, the market was starting to come together very quickly. So next I had to decide on a floor.......

Julia :0)

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  1. I love the tea-bagging effect Julia. You have reminded me - Must make up my paper mache!!

  2. Looking Wonderful Julia! I hate it when tea bags tear open no matter how careful I am. I won't worry about it anymore.


  3. I can't wait to see what happens next! I also love the tea-bag idea.

  4. You're off to a good start. I'm intriqued by this one. It's a bit different from your usual properties.

  5. Hi Janice,
    I'm going to pop over to your blog to see what you are going to paper mache next.. glad I reminded you :0) LOL I love your latest project :)
    Julia xx

  6. Ooh.. don't worry when the teabag splits Victoria, it adds to the 'grunge' look ;0)
    Julia xxx

  7. Ummn, I think it will be the terracotta floor next Sandie :0) Glad your enjoying, I'm hoping someone else will be inspired to do one and we can share photos of our different markets here :0)

  8. Hi Irene,
    It's very much like my halloween shed last year, darker than my usual stuff I think. I am having fun with it though, I am making a vine for it at the moment, it's taking forever!! LOL I will try to catch up with my blog posts for it :0)
    Julia xx

  9. This is a fun project to watch. I like the tea bagging idea, will give this a try. Hugs, LJ


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