Follow SHADE instructions to create the basic shade for the cemetery and hanging ideas.
Use white fabric the size of the shade you are constructing for each shade to be made. Make sure the fabric purchased will illuminate light and not block light.
Black fabric or very dark fabric for all shadow pieces on the Cemetery shade. Purchase the same length of fabric if you are going to add full shadow trees. Add another yard if this is a three window triptych or maybe two if you are expanding it to four or more windows. This dark fabric does not have to illuminate light but it can. It will be place on top of the white fabric so that will be a double black for the shadow effect.
ASSEMBLING THE CEMETERY SHADE
Press ½ inch toward back of fabric. On the shade sides, press in another ½ inch. Use fabric glue in place or stitch down. Follow label instruction for drying before proceeding.
Fold down the top of the shade the top pocket measurement without the 1 inch seam allowance.
Fold up bottom of the shade the bottom packet measurement without the 1 inch seam allowance. Glue in place or stitch down. Follow label instruction for drying before proceeding.
ADDING A TREE TO THE SHADE
Place black fabric on table and mark the measurement for length of shade without the top and bottom measurements added. That top and bottom mark are the top and bottom of your tree.
Using a fabric marker, tailors chalk, or marking pencils draw a tree with limbs extending the width of the fabric at the top and maybe a few shorter on at the bottom. (refer to illustrations or pictures). Cut out the tree. If you are going to use a tree in your next shade you may want to draw your tree on a piece of paper instead of the fabric so you have a pattern to follow the next time.
The picture and illustrations show half of a tree or shows only a portion of the truck and limbs…no leaves; this is a fall/winter tree. One side conforms to the straight edge of the length of the shade; the other side has the limbs and truck.
If you are going to add an Headstoneor Owl or Bats, this would be a good time to create those, cut out of fabric and place on white shade to get an idea on placement before gluing down or sewing in place.
You’re done. Add bottom and top rods and hang. Turn the room lights on at night and you have a haunted house.
For just the cemetery scene without the full tree, cut out a few limbs for the top, add headstone, bats or owls. You can lay out the shade with the tree limbs cascading off the shade and match the miscellaneous limbs on you second shade so it looks like a continuous tree.
NOTE: The very top and very bottom of the Cemetery shade will not be as visible as the center portions of the shade so don’t put an owl perching on a limb to close to the top or the window will cut off the head of the owl.
IDEA: Remove the headstone and put one lone cat shadow with bats and trees.
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