Monday, September 15, 2014

The Witch Is In...

Hello my blogging friends, here is a little spooky goodness for you!  "Fall is in the Air", that is the continued theme Challenge over at Inspiration Journal.  I  decided to do a Halloween themed tag for my inspiration.  Halloween is always so much fun and I really enjoy getting to create fun spooky projects!
To start with I used a #8 manila tag.  I used spiced marmalade and rusty hinge distress paint to add color to the tag.
 It's important to use the distress paint on this project rather than the stain or the ink because the distress paint is permanent after it dries.  The embossing paste has a lot of moisture to it so it would react to the stains and inks before it's dried.
Now you're going to take the Gothic layering stencil and spread a thin layer of black embossing paste over your colored tag.  Pull the stencil off and wash the stencil and spreading tool immediately, so the paste doesn't dry on it.  Let your tag completely dry before you go on to the next step and it's going to take a little while depending on how thick your layer is.
  In the meantime you can cut your ornament frame and graveyard out of Grungeboard.   Paint the scrollwork on the frame with mowed lawn and peeled paint distress paints and let dry.  For the inside mirror portion of the frame I used brushed pewter distress crackle paint.  After your scrollwork frame is dry, brush a coat of clear rock candy distress crackle paint over the top.  After your crackle paint is completely dry, run some black soot distress stain over-the-top then soak up any excess liquid with a towel and dry with a heat tool.
  Stamp the cat, witches hat and broom from Tim Holtz's mini blueprints #7, then color and cut out.  Cut out a few pieces from your graveyard grungeboard and paint with black soot distress paint.  After dried take Tim Holtz's sanding grip and sand off some of the paint to expose the grunge.  Color that exposed grunge with some walnut stain distress ink and a blending foam.  Cut out a couple of trees using Tim Holtz Halloween Shadows die from Kraft Glassine.  Use some pebble alcohol ink to grunge up the enameled plaque.  Dye some crinkle ribbon with seedless preserves and a little bit of walnut stain  distress stains.  All that's left to do is assemble your tag!
 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 tag!   Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!

1 comment:

  1. Love your fun Halloween tag! The colors are so rich and vibrant!