Friday, October 20, 2017

Potions Book

Hi Everyone,
Are you ready to get your creep on? Pop over to the My Rusty Crown Blog to see how I made this postions book using Eileen Hull's Journal Die.

Here's a little sneak peek for you.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tell Tale Heart

Hi Everyone,
I am up on the Gypsy Soul LAser Cuts blog with a really cool creepy project today.

Take a brown paper sack and crumple it up.  I crumpled and uncrumpled mine several times to get the wrinkles the way I liked them.  I glued the bag to the Faux Book Box using Distress Collage Medium.  Once the collage medium was dry I used Distress Stains to color the paper. I kept adding and wiping away the stain until I was happy with the color.
I added Distress Crayon in Ground Espresso to the book to highlight the wrinkles.
Next I embossed a couple Stackable Labels using Charred Gold and glued them to the cover of the book. 
Printers Ornamental Corners were added to the spine(also embossed with Charred Gold). 
The inside of the box is covered with a paper that looks like weathered wood and the edges are embossed.  
A faux pocket watch has a picture of Poe inside.  I colored the edge with alcohol inks in mushroom and red pepper.  Silk sari ribbon was dyed using Distress Stain in walnut Stain and Alcohol Ink in Red Pepper.  The alcohol ink gave the ribbon the deep red color I wanted.  The watch was then glued on top of the stackable labels.
The relics and artifacts heart was painted red and left to air dry.  I added a layer of collage medium onto the heart and heated it with an embossing gun.  The glue bubbled and looked pretty gross(the look I was going for).  I added another layer of red paint to the heart.  
The heart hangs freely in the box so you can hear it bumping around.

I added the quote from the story to complete the tale.  
The back is blank, but you can see how the book looks like wrinkly old leather. 

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Watching and Waiting Halloween Card

Hi Everyone,
 We are celebrating all things spooky over at Emerald Creek this month and I have a quick card for you.

I started with black cardstock that I stamped with the Web stamp and then embossed using Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Do you love Tim Holtz paper dolls as much as I do? I hate fussy cutting and these guys just have so many uses.  Today I took a Skull Charm and cut off the hasp.  I glued the skull over the head and added a crown of dead flowers colored with Distress Stains.

I added my lady to the background and gave her a giant pair of Scissors.  The scissors have some Red Pepper Alcohol Ink on them. 
I added a sentiment from the Halloween Clipping set and my creepy card is done.
Happy Haunting!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Dying to get out

Hi everyone,
I am up on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today with this creepy coffin.

This project was so fast and simple to create, but the results are pretty creepy.
Cover your Coffin Box with your choice of paper.  I went with the weathered wood piece from the new Tim Holtz Halloween 8x8 pad. I did not decorate the bottom or the inside of the box since I knew I would be gluing it shut.
On the underside of the lid place another small piece of the same paper and cut through the chipboard using a craft knife.
Glue your skeleton to the top of the box so his head pops out of the hole. I glued him right to the top of the box.  I actually cut him in half and saved his bottom for another project.  I cut an additional tiny hole so a hand could peep out.  Add brown ink to the edges of the coffin and the hole. Flick on black paint and wrap the box with chains.  Do not wrap them all the way around.  You want the back to remain flat so you can attach it to your frame.  
I painted the Tim Holtz large framed panel with black soot Distress Paint and rubbed just a tiny bit of Tarnished Brass paint to highlight it.  Place your coffin in the middle and glue it down.  Add a ton of moss and your project is complete! 
Happy Halloween!

Disclaimer Notice

I've received products/compensation as part of the Blank Page Muse and the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.