Hi everyone, Bobbi here! Today, I am sharing a spooky Halloween tag that I made for Inspiration Emporium. It's still not too late to get in on their fun "Fall is in the Air" challenge!
I started with a #8 Manila tag. I painted a layer of seedless preserves distress paint onto the surface of the tag and dried with a heat tool. It's important to use the distress paint because after it's dry it will be permanent and it's much better for layering with this technique (yes I put the wrong item in my picture for my seedless preserves, it really was the distress paint...oops :) Then I took my Tim Holtz Shattered stencil and placed over my tag and applied the black soot distress paint on over the stencil with a blending tool so that the paint wasn't too wet to seep under the stencil. I used my heat tool to dry.
I used brushed pewter distress paint (watered down) and dripped a few drops from the top of the tag so it would create a couple of streaks. I dried thoroughly with a heat tool after I was happy with the streaks. Now I had some fun with the new Ranger texture paste. I took the Tim Holtz Halloween stencil and applied the Ranger texture paste, choosing only a few of the words from the stencil. I set it aside to air dry, choosing not to use my heat gun to speed the process up.
To add the color to the texture paste, I laid the stencil back over the dried wording and applied distress paint using a fairly dry paint brush. If your paintbrush is too wet, the paint will seep in under the stencil. I did have just a couple of spots that I had to go back and clean up with some Black Soot paint but it wasn't too bad. The colors that I ended up using were Mustard seed, mowed lawn and spiced marmalade distress paint. To make sure everything was good and dry, I used my heat tool. For an extra touch I added a little bit of black soot distress paint just with my finger skimming very lightly over the top of the raised wording.
I stamped, colored and cut the jack-o'-lantern, spider and skull using Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper and distress inks. I diecut the bats out of grungeboard then painted with the Pumice stone distress paint. I used a Tim Holtz Sanding grip to scratch off some of the painted surface to expose the grungeboard and inked with walnut stain distress ink. I stamped Happy Halloween on the tattered banner and folded to shorten so it would fit on my tag. after I had glued everything in place I attached some Apothecary Remnant Rubs, wishbone and linen ribbon.
Now remember to enter your fall themed projects over at Inspiration Journal and one lucky winner will be given a very generous $50 gift credit, to spend at Inspiration Emporium. You can find all the supplies I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - vintagemuse - to save 10% on your order. I hope you enjoyed my spooky Halloween tag! If you have any questions or if there's anything I missed please let me know I love your comments! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!