Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Spooky Mixed Media Panel...

H folks...I'm sharing the how-to and the list of products I used to make my Spooky Mixed Media Panel for the Tim Holtz Halloween Inspiration Series. Are you enjoying it so far, isn't it amazing, incredible projects from lots of wonderfully talented crafters using all the fabulous Tim Holtz Halloween products from Stampers Anonymous, Sizzix and Idea-ology. If you missed Tim's recap of Week 1, you can see it HERE.
OK...back to the Spooky Mixed Media Panel...I cut a piece of thick chipboard to measure 8" x 8" the same size as the paper from the Halloween Idea-ology Stash Pad. I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stitched Rectangles Thnlits to cut the apertures, inked around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, fixed contrasting paper behind and fixed the panel to the chipboard with Distress Collage Medium Matte. I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink with a mini round blending tool to add a little bit of  colour to the background.
I stamped the Cobweb, Cat, Spiders and Ghost from Tim Holtz Halloween Cling Foam Stamp Set with Black Soot Distress Paint using the Stamp Platform, the perfect tool to allow you to stamp on this uneven surface, restamping if necessary to get the best coverage. Once the paint was dry, I restamped the Ghost with Picket Fence Distress Paint slightly offset to create a shadow effect. I cut diamond shapes from one of the Halloween papers, added Halloween Clippings, a Halloween Transparent Tile, Halloween Design Tape, an Idea-ology Broomstick underneath the cat and a Framed Portrait which I sanded to give a distressed look, decorated with a stamped witches' hat, Halloween Ephemera and an Idea-ology Halloween Word Band fixed to black sparkly Halloween Trimmings.  I also used the trimmings to give the cat a sparkly collar.
I coloured the Spooky card from Halloween Ephemera with Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide and added Halloween Spider Remnant Rubs. I stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Monstrous with Black Archival in the top aperture and finished off by adding Black Soot Distress Paint to the edges of the panel.
Tim will be sharing all the projects from Week 2 on Saturday, so be sure to pop by his BLOG and be prepared for lots of amazing spooky cool inspiration.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Oh, how I love this fabulous creation Kath!! I just love how the cobweb seems to just 'drip down' the piece and the cat on the broom is just such fun... I think if I was confronted with that witch, it would be a surprise for me too. Thanks for sharing the how to! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. These have been brilliant Kath and I love the how to....have a lovely day, we have sunshine, it's a miracle....xx

  3. I loved this piece from the first time I saw it! So many exciting details to look at and the colours are fabulous! You have inspired me to try to make something similar to. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Spookylicious & spooktacular Kath!!! Love all the different elements & layers, it's just amazing ❤❤❤xxxx

  5. Awesome project Kath! Love the colours you've used and how you've created the background! Spooktacular!

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Kath! Fabulous layers and wonderful layout! I adore the cat on the broom.
    Linda xxx

  7. So much to see on this panel - it is wonderful.
    Toni xx

  8. Oh this is just Great.I love everything about it.Huggles and Cuddles for Buddy xx

  9. Awesome Halloween decor all the layers and fabulous details you have incorporated

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  10. Simply gorgeous Kath is your creation l like all of the distressed look as always your so talented x

  11. Wow, I love it.
    This is really creapy and spooky.

    byebye Yvonne

  12. Loving all this fabulous inspiration...could you post a full picture of the Wicked Witch with the green background and hanging from one of Tim's hangers? I would love just a bit of information on your put together for that one too! thanks again!

  13. Hi Sherry the project you mentioned is not one of mine, it's from Emma Williams xxx


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