Saturday, October 27, 2018

Vanishing Visitors

Hi folks, there are just a few days left until Halloween or All Hallows Eve, the night when the ghosts and ghouls come out to play and the kids go trick or treating. Halloween is not such a big thing in the UK and it must be over 30 years since we've had any spooky night-time visitors.
I'm sharing my last Halloween make for this year using a favourite resist technique that I haven't used for a long time to decorate a Mini Etcetera Tag with Idea-ology Layering Stencils, Halloween Ephemera and the Skeleton image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 4.

So let's get started...I covered 2 Mini Etetera Tags with Distress Mixed Media Heavystock using Distress Collage Medium Matte but ended up only using one.
I coloured the tags with Distress Oxide inks using a mini round blending tool, pouncing the colours on randomly, no blending required. I applied Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste through the Halloween Layering Stencil to add words to the tags and set aside to dry.
I repeated the process with Rosette and Crossed Layering Stencils, again leaving the paste to dry thoroughly.
I applied a coat of Black Soot Distress Paint over the tags and wiped the paint back from the Translucent Gloss Paste sections with a cloth.  I applied a wash of Antique Linen Distress Paint, sanded the edges and certain areas of the tag to make the background look less flat and more textured.
I stamped the skeleton image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 4 and the sentiments from Mr Bones on to Distress Mixed Media Heavystock coloured with Antique Linen and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide inks using Black Soot Archival ink. I pressed a Versamark ink pad on to the stamped images, sprinkled with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
I added a layer of Idea-ology Textured Surfaces and Worn Wallpaper fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and stamped the branch image from Mr Bones with Black Soot Archival.
I added Idea-ology Mummy Cloth to the panel and fixed the skeleton image on top. I added the skeleton head and pumpkin from Idea-ology Halloween Ephemera, the stamped sentiments and Idea-ology Clippings Stickers.
I added a Halloween Remnant Rub face to the pumpkin
I coloured Crinkle Ribbon with Carved Pumpkin and Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stains, scrunched the ribbon up in a paper towel to remove the excess ink and dried with a heat tool.
I tied the Crinkle Ribbon through the hole in the tag, added pieces of Mummy Cloth fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and the crinkle ribbow bow.

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday to share my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. In the meantime, the first snow of winter has arrived in my neck of the woods
so we'll be snuggled up in the cosy cubbyhole having fun with the box of Tim Holtz Christmas goodies
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


Redanne said...

We had snow this morning too, a bit of a shock for this neck of the woods!
The tags are fabulous, I love how you created the wonderful backgrounds and the skeleton looks amazing. I bet you will not stop using the mummy cloth just yet though - lol ! Hugs, Anne xx

Paula Cheney said...

that background is awesome. I would have never guessed you started with such bright colors!

Glennis F said...

Fabulous tag Kath, I don't like the look of that snow! we don't get it here

Sandra H said...

Best place the cubby hole when the weather becomes cold we have no snow as yet but l live by the sea so the sea air keeps it at bay x

Paper Wishes said...

The way you made the background is so effective. All that shiny black embossing and rich colourful layers look great.