Wednesday, October 4, 2017

31 Tags of Halloween: Day 4

Today was off to a bad start with my alarm not going off. Good thing I have a cat that likes to scream in my face to wake me up... After showering and packing up my lunch, I grabbed a whole bunch of craft supplies and decided to hope for the best with today's tag. Since I have time before work, that's when most of my crafty magic happens.

I grabbed a tag and eyed the Tim Holtz Wishbones and decided one of his Halloween paper dolls needed to be holding one. I sifted through the package until I found the perfect witchy woman. I put the wishbone on top of her hand but didn't like how it looked. I grabbed my razor knife and carefully cut around her hand and slid the wishbone under it. Perfect!

I wanted the tag to look dirty and moldy so I chose Distress inks in Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, and of course Black Soot.  Glossy Accents was again my glue of choice and I used the Tim Holtz Halloween Clippings stickers and his black tinsel Trimmings.

For the tag, I inked on the Forest Moss first and then added accents of Vintage Photo. I edged the tag in Black Soot.

I edged the paper doll in Black Soot and edged her hand with black marker then positioned it on the tag to get an idea of where the clippings should go. I glued the wishbone in place with Glossy Accents.

While the glue dried, I added my stickers. I edged each of them in Black Soot and stuck them down.

I didn't like how you could see a bit of the tag behind the paper doll's hand, so I added black marker on the tag as a sort of camouflage. With the glue dry, I bent the paper doll's hand around the wishbone so it looked more like she was holding it.

I glued the paper doll in place and added the tinsel as a hanging string.

This tag came together pretty quickly and I like how the colors of the background blended together.


  1. Great tag. I saw it on Facebook and had to come here to see more. The wishbone is a wonderful detail.

    1. Thanks so much for checking it out! Feel free to use it as inspiration! :)