Thursday, October 19, 2017

31 Tags of Halloween: Day 19

I'm back in the land of the living today but didn't really have the time to take step-by-step photos of today's tag. Probably a good thing because my fingers were all inky and I would have gotten it all over my phone.

Today's tag consists of Tim Holtz Halloween paper stash (ravens), Broomsticks, Typography letters, Halloween trimmings, and Distress Inks in Crushed Olive and Black Soot.

First, I traced and cut out my tag (including the hole!) onto the raven paper and glued it onto the original tag.

Next, I did a dry fit of the broomstick and letters. I added Crushed Olive to the letters to give them a nice slime green tone and glued them in place with Glossy Accents.

When the letters were dry, I added Glossy Accents to the back of the broom and  held it in place.

I edged the tag with Black Soot. I wanted the tops of the letters to be darker so I dabbed on more Crushed Olive straight from the ink pad. I like how it has a mottled look.

I wanted the string to be fuller so I used the black tinsel and some twine I had in my stash.

Funny thing about this tag, I had the letters all glued in place but it didn't look right. After waking up a bit more, I realized the 'L' was in fact a '7' so I had to pull it off and find the 'L.' There's always something that goes hinky when I craft...