Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Menacing Monstrosity

I had every intention of creating a Tag for this months 12 Tags of 2015 October Tag.  As I was on my way to the #10 Tag I planned on using I saw one of my 4x6 canvases and then this happened. When I create I always have an idea or I follow a technique.  I am not a planner so I go with what catches my creative fancy in that moment. 
I really like the new Sizzix Monster die so this guy had to creepy my project.  I could only pick one so this is the one I went with!  
(I want all the dies but my budget and I don't always agree)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Woodland Winter Workshop

Time to start some Holiday Crafting?
I will be offering this workshop to a few enthusiastic crafters on November 25th.  Join me to create this Festive Reverse Burlap Panel.  Working with Sizzix die cuts, we will layer and create a Woodland Winter scene.  Distress this rugged panel so that you can display during the holidays or gift away.  Learn some techniques to create on future projects.

If you would like to join me click the Calendar for class details and to reserve your spot.  Click on the class description and scroll through the details.  Sign up is at the bottom.   





There are a limited number of spaces available.  I am considering a day and night workshop if I have enough interest.  
There will also be an Emerald Creek Craft mini Pop Up Store providing a limited amount of supplies we will use in the class for your shopping convenience.

 
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Creepy Carved Pumpkin Dwelling

Do you have the Village Dwellings die yet?
Creating a Haunted Town takes dedication and great Halloween colours!  I mentioned I would create a Carved Pumpkin House to go with my other creepy dwellings.  A couple weeks ago I created the Haunted Dwellings to scare you.  I wanted to add to my my creepy creation!
The Creepy Carved Pumpkin Dwelling.

I wanted to play with the Ranger's new Iced Enamel Relique Powder and I love them  They have gorgeous flecks of colour. 

 Note to self...when using the Bats stencils make sure the bats won't be upside down once assembled.  I was too excited to use the enamel I guess ;)


I wanted to experiment so I even used it on the Halloween Alpha parts bat, the roof and icicles from the village winter die.


Even the windows from the winter village die are enameled.


The enameled upside down bats and the enameled green roof look creepy good!


I added the ghosts die coming out from behind the house.  Inked with Hickory Smoke...BOO!  Then I coated them with glossy accents.  I dried with the heat gun but just enough to push the glossy accents around.  This makes them look like they are melting.  GROSS! 


I used some Fall Tinsel Twine like flames bursting out of the house! 


This is my first time using the Iced Enamel Relique Powders so I was experimenting.  I used them all over my Dwelling and the effect is stunning.  Ranger is new to carrying this product and I recommend getting your hands on some!


My Creepy Dwellings are growing!


Thanks for always putting up with my Halloween Creations!  I love Halloween and you all are always so lovely with your support and comments here and on all my social media!

Check out Ranger and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies...where I get all my goodies!

Happy Haunting!
Creepy Challenge
Frilly and Funkie- Something Wicked

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Guest Artist Ranger- Coffin Curiosities

I am so excited to share with you another tutorial for Ranger today.  I am sharing a full detailed tutorial on how to create a Faux Wood Coffin.  By using your Distress inks and paints you can transform your surface into a realistic wood project.  
 This is a fun project using a great technique.

Check out my full project on Ranger's Website.

 
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Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Little Pumpkin Boo

I am going a little Old School on this one with the Mini Scary Jack O Lantern face.  I wanted to use a couple dies I own and haven't used yet... the Jack face and Petal Drop.  True...it happens!
I was at the $1 Store the other day and found these Styrofoam pumpkins and decided I could make something with that.  Then there was one of those wee top hats...I could make something with that.

I thought wrapping the pumpkin using my scrap Graphic 45 Rare Oddities paper would be easy.  Perhaps not..it's thick paper.


I added this skull charm from Emerald Creek Craft to the small Bow Tied die.  A perfect spot on the top hat.


I snapped my skeleton into place and have him sitting terrified!  I've shipped these little guys to a couple of my blogger buddies across the world!  


I just got my Ghost die...BOO!  I added clear rock candy glitter and edged with the new carved pumpkin.  


I mounted the pumpkin on Eileen Hull Box Cookie  and stamped with the new Stampers Anonymous Ledgerscript.  Then I edged with carved pumpkin distress ink.  Added the BOO and some spiders.


There was a small piece of this black tulle that came with the top hat.  Instead of chucking it I used it behind the ghosts.


This is the perfect addition to my Pumpkin Theme!


Check out my haunt.  See if you can find the projects I have created!  Yes, I made the tombstones too!





Happy Haunting!

 

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Crazy Coven


Well, I'm not sure this Crazy Coven Convoy  would be good to hanging with on Halloween night!  It seems they all look terrified.  Can you believe I made this 6 months ago!  This canvas is in the current issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine showing off a frightful scene.

Check it out in detail.

I wrapped the canvas and stamped it with the Apothecary stamp set.


Each terrified bird is bold with watercolored distressed inks.


I love the Happy Halloween banner is a great fit on the top.


BOO


The black soot painted rickety house gets a coat of textured paste and the bricked stencil.


WOO...WOO...


I know they are scared!


So scared they are passing out...


Pumpkin patches and candy corn fields.


I love the textured background all in haunted Halloween sades of green, purple and black using distress stains.


I think they are worried!


Add a little distress glitter to each witches hat.


I can never have too many spooky things to decorate my house!


Thank you to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine for publishing my project at my favorite time of year!  
I hope you aren't as scared at these Crazy Chicken's!  I can call them that...right!



 
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Imprisoned Luminary

A little late night crafting is unusual for me.  But my husband had to work and I had an idea!  I have been dying to play the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Jack O Lantern die and of course my fun skeletons.  I thought I would create something new and fun and share with you how I did it.

Imprisoned Luminary Tutorial


I have these $1 Store Lanterns and one of them had an accident and the glass broke.  I decided this might make a great prison.  Using the metallic distress paints to ink it up takes this boring black and gives it a whole new grunge look!


Distress Paints are permanent and are perfect for this metal lantern. You can use a little hand sanitizer to rub of the paint to further that worn look.  Go over again with peeled paint randomly.

You can heat set the paint.  Cut the Jack O Lantern die with grungeboard and ink with distress paint ripe persimmon.  


For the back of the Jack O Lanterns I cut some acetate, applied glue n seal, once dry add clear rock candy crackle distress paint to crackle.  I added some jump rings to the skeleton for "chains" then strung him up in the lantern using hot glue.  Once the Jacks are dry sand the edges.


To intensify the colour use distress ink ripe persimmon then add ground espresso for the edges.  dump some clear rock candy distress crackle paint onto the craft mat and drag.  By doing this you get a thick layer for creating big cracks.


I cut and inked "31" from the alpha parts set.  While that dries it's time for some leaves.  I cut the layered leaf and tattered leaves on watercolor paper.  Then I had an idea...use the layered leaf folder for the tattered leaves to get that veining!  BRILLIANT!


Check it out... they look awesome.  Time for some colour...distress paints ripe persimmon, fossilized amber and twisted citron and spritz with water.  Drag the leaves through then spritz them with water to blend.


You can heat dry.  You can again intensify that colour by using the matching distress inks.  I did the edges with ground espresso distress ink.  Use ground espresso distress marker and distress spritzer tool to make it more realistic.  Coat with clear rock candy distress crackle paint.


Look how bold they are!  OK time to add more leaves with the Fall Foliage Thinlits.  These teeny versions are a perfect fit with the Jack O Lantern!  The acetate is dry so trim it up, attach and grab the alochol inks.  I attached the crackle facing up so it could seep into the cracks.


You want that crackle to show off so you need to add some ink.  I used Teak Wood Alcohol Ink.  For some added interest I stamped from the Undertaker Stampers Anonymous stamp set.  I stamped on my new favorite paper from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, heat set and trim.  I changed my mind on the spider and stamped on the clear acetate.  Much better.


Trapped...


I added some moss at the bottom.


Look how cool those leaves look especially with the ground espresso spritzer.


The 31 is attached at the top.


Much better cone on the clear.  Creepy!


I attached the bigger Jack on the top.


Check out how cool it is all crackled and inked.  The min fall foliage cuts are prefect.


the ball and chains are holding him in place.  Even the hot glue looks ghoulish!


If he had skin I bet he wouldn't be smiling!


I cut the Halloween sign out and inked with distress inks ripe persimmon, fossilized amber and twisted citron.  My daughter suggested it needed a crow.  I cut the movers and shapers crow, inked with distress paint black soot and black soot added distress glitter.


I think my Jacks are mocking!


A great shot of the distressed lantern.  This Imprisoned Luminary looks like it's been outside for centuries.


Before you through something out see if you can's create with it first.  I took this broken $3 lantern and turned it into a fun Halloween Decor project.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and you can apply these techniques to any project you create.  Thanks for checking my project out.  

I like to share as I create this stuff.  If you want to see click to join.


Let's play!!!

Frilly and Funkie- Autumn Slendor
Anything But Cute- "31" Days of Halloween

  
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