I think this might do it for the haunted house facade. I finished the doorway!
I drew a few different sketches for doorways but I finally just went with this simple looking one:
cut up my boards:
sanded them down to make them easier to paint and if you leave them rough like that (the ones on the right), they look more like stone after you paint them.
made them look like boards:
made some accessories:
and then put them together after they dried:
All in all, I think it's going to look good. It should complete the scene and not really draw too much attention to itself. Hopefully it brings some creepiness to the deal. It will be in the center after all.
Here's what I envisioned for the little shelf on the door frame:
We'll see how it looks on the day. I have 6 of those little lights, so I have a few to spare.
I set the door up and my daughter was checking it out. We started to hear something like a "Marry Ann" or a "Kerry Ann" but we couldn't make out which, so I told my daughter to go check it out while I posted the progress report.