Sunday, September 28, 2014

Spiders, Bats and Ghouls...Oh My!

 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!




8 comments:

  1. This is stunning Bobbi!!! Love everything about it....you've inspired me to go play!!

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  2. I just had to stop by to see how you created this beautiful tag. LOVE all the techniques you used and love your spooky tag!

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly, I always have a lot of fun experimenting with different techniques!

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  3. What a beautiful tag! I love the seedless preserves background against the black soot to make your spider web. Thank you for sharing your techniques!

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    1. Thank you Sara, it was definitely one of those "hmmm, I think I like that" moments! :)

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