Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying the Halloween inspiration series over on the Tim Holtz blog! There have been so many amazing Halloween projects, that are sure to inspire you! Today I'm sharing a spooky home decor piece with you.
To start with, I applied picket fence distress paint to a sheet of grungeboard and dried with a heat tool. After that was thoroughly dried, I applied a layer of distress crackle paint and let air dry. It's very important not to apply heat to this step, you get much better crackle results with no heat. Then I applied hickory smoke distress paint with water to cracks on grungeboard and wiped away excess and dried with a heat tool. I used the new Tim Holtz Ghosts die and cut the trio of ghosts out of my distressed grungeboard. Then I sanded the surface of my ghost to expose some of that underlying grungeboard, then inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink and a blending tool.
I distressed some ideology pieces with pumice stone and iced spruce distress paint and dried with the heat tool. Then came back in with a little mushroom alcohol ink to further distress the idea-ology pieces. I punched the shield insert from the regions beyond paper pad. I am loving the new Tim Holtz Sizzix punches that coordinate with the idea-ology pieces they're perfect! Then I attached some of the pieces to a swivel clasps to dangle off the bow later.
I secured the lost relative card and paper strip to the back of my cabinet card, then attached to the right side of the burlap panel. Then I painted the "spooky" wicked alpha parts with twisted citron and seedless preserves distressed paint and attached to the bottom of my cabinet card. I also attached the cute little witches hat and the 31 brad. Then to finish it off, I attached the skeleton cameo to the bottom of the ornate frame and the dangling swivel class to the bow.