Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oh, my gosh!  Here it is the end of October already!  What a busy month it has been!  We welcomed Hurricane Matthew at the beginning of the month and thankfully survived.  So many people were affected by the storm.  The next weekend I was very privileged to be able to attend two Tim Holtz classes at Everything Scrapbooks & Stamps over on the other coast.  I cannot tell you how much fun that was!  I learned so much and had many "Ah Ha!" moments!  Tim is a great teacher and Mario keeps things rolling and organized - What a great team!

So, my normal monthly post is

I started out by creating a patchwork collage using pieces from the ephemera pack - Curiosities.  The tag still had open areas after I made my choices.  

I decided to stamp the tag with the Wallpaper Stamp in black Archival ink, then layer the ephemera pieces.  After securing the pieces on the stamped tag I applied a layer of Crazing Collage Medium on top and allowed to dry.  Then went in with a Black Soot Distress Crayon to shadow and smudge the edges.  A Picket Fence Distress Crayon was applied to highlight.  Picket Fence paint was watered down a little and splattered on the tag using the splatter brush.

I added the spider with a piece of wire - secured it on the backside of the tag.

To begin the 2nd part of this project I knew I didn't have any of the Frankenstein or other mask dies to use as the focal point.  I thought about using one of the crazy birds but felt it would get lost on the tag.  I decided to use the black cat from the Halloween Blueprint 3 set.  I stamped and cut it out and traced the pattern on the back of a piece of card stock that had the front side covered with a foil tape sheet.  I also cut out an extra face.  I used the bat texture fade to emboss the cat.

Black Soot paint was applied and buffed to remove some paint on the high points of the pattern. Sticky backed foam tape was applied to the face and the back of the cat after it dried completely.

A Halloween typed token was colored with a Picket Fence Distress crayon and added to a piece of jute with a Crypt Cameo pendant and some ribbon to finish the tag.

So much spooky fun!

Now, I ask you.... Does your work space look like this while doing a project? This is only half of the work space, lol.  

No comments:

Post a Comment