Saturday, September 9, 2017

Trick or Treat...

Hello friends!  Hope you're having a great day!  Today, I'm really excited to be sharing a project that I've created for the Tim Holtz Inspiration Series using some of the amazing Halloween 2017 products.    Halloween is around the corner, so I have a spooky fun home decor project with tutorial to make just for the season!  I used the Tim Holtz Sizzix Trick-or-Treat Thinlits new release die set.  I'll walk you through how I put it together.
To start with, cut a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock 4 X 6.  Squeeze a couple drops of Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade Distress Paints onto a non-stick craft sheet, and lightly mist the paint with water using Distress Sprayer. Press the Distress Mixed Media Heavystock into the paint mixture until covered.  Spritz a little more water onto heavystock, to get color moving.  Then dry with heat tool.  To add more distress, pick up droplets of color off the non-stick craft sheet with Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, blotting to pick up the color (not swiping).  Then dry with heat tool.
Lay the "Diamonds" Stampers Anonymous stamp onto your nonstick craft sheet and apply ink using Black Soot Archival Ink pad. Gently lay the colorized (color side down) Distress Mixed Media Heavystock on top of the inked stamp and apply very little pressure sporadically over the surface of the stamp. Very carefully lift the heavystock off of the stamp and dry with a heat tool. Not all of the stamped image will transfer to the Distressed Mixed Media Heavystock and it gives it a lovely vintage distressed old wallpaper appearance.
Then apply a coat of Distress Collage Crazing Medium to colorized and stamped surface with Distress Collage Brush.  Let air dry, very important to not apply heat.  Using Black Soot, Ripe Persimmons and Carved Pumpkin Distress Crayons, swipe onto Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, working lightest to darkest and smudge color with finger.
The Distress Crayons will settle into cracks and give a wonderful aged/distress appearance.  If you find you have too much color just wipe off with dry towel or baby wipe and reapply.
Paint the frame with Pumice Stone Distress Paint.  Let dry.  Go back and dry brush or use finger to add a touch of Black Soot Distress Paint to raised surface and corners to accent.
Attach Linen Ribbon and stitch around rectangle.  Adhere Framed Panel using Distress Collage Matte Medium sandwiching between colorize Distress Mixed Media Heavystock.  Die cut the Trick or Treat Thinlits die children silhouette, bats and wording "trick or treat" from black kraft cardstock. Die cut the Trick or Treat words from green, purple and black kraft cardstock (yes, the wording needs to be cut out twice).  Sand cutouts on protected surface to expose underlying kraft.  Trim and adhere the wording Trick or Treat over solid black "Trick or Treat" using Distress Collage Matte Medium.
Attach wording and children silhouette to panel using foam squares for added height.  Slice pumpkin in half with craft knife on protected surface (self healing mat), so it will lie flat against the panel.  Tie a little Tim Holtz Coats craft string around Tim Holtz Idea-ology pumpkin and resin boneyard bones.  Then attach bats, pumpkin and bones with Distress Collage Matte Medium to panel.
And that is it!  Hope you give it a try...
This little project would be a great addition to any Halloween decor!
I hope you enjoyed todays Trick or Treat Halloween Framed Panel!  You can find the supplies I've used via the links below.  If you have any questions please let me know I love your comments, I truly appreciate each and everyone of them!  As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time!  xx