Now to be honest, I am not a huge fan of Halloween and last year I managed not to make a single Halloween project.... This year however, after watching a Tim Holtz Facebook live where he showed some of his new Halloween products, I fell in love with some of the stamp sets... So I ordered 3 of them (ouch), so now I feel obliged to use them of course, so you can expect to see a few more in the coming weeks....
Let me give you a quick run through of this journal page....
I paper pieced the skull, i.e. I stamped it twice, first in black archival and then in Antique Linen Oxide ink.
I cut of the hat part of this second one, coloured the skull part with Distress markers and a Stabilo All pencil and then glued it onto the one stamped in the black Archival. For a bit of fun I added the two roses, because Mr Bones is desperately in love and trying to make a statement to his loved one.... (leave you to guess who that it)...
The Spiderwebs were done with emboss resist. I expect most of you know how to do that, but in case you don't:
1. stamp your image using embossing ink.
2. Emboss with clear embossing powder
3.Colour the background with any medium (aside from acrylic paint as that will dry on top of your embossed images).
4. Cover your project with kitchen roll and iron with a hot iron. The embossing will melt into the kitchen roll and you will be left with a beautiful white resist.
My background panel was done by blending different Oxide and other Distress Inks, but I think I used too many layers, because it turned out much flatter than I envisaged.
I embellished my page with another stamped image, some alcohol lift ink leaves left over from a previous project and some little flowers created with the Funky Florals dies, also by Tim Holtz.
I mounted the skull on two panels embosssed with a couple of 3D embossing folders and added two phrases from the clippings stickers by Tim that would suit my theme. The little spiders were from a free set that came with a magazine. I just stamped and fussy cut them.
I will add this page to Art Journal Journey where the latest challenge is A World of Fantasy , and like usual, thanks so much for coming by today!