Skip to main content

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! :)


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

WIP Wednesday: Multiple Projects, Little Workspace

March is here and I'm hoping that means spring is just about here. I'm tired of being cold all the time! I sure do miss those warm Arizona days ... and the smell of orange blossoms.

Right now, I've got three projects going on my work table and am really enjoying my progress and the process.

'Secondhand Angel' is a broken bisque doll with brass wings, a monocle frame for a halo and a brass candle holder as a base. She's the antithesis of my 'Handsome Devil' and I love her for her simplicity.

'Pride' is another of my 'Seven Deadly Sins' pieces and he's a wee bisque doll who wears a base metal crown to show his importance but he isn't big enough to fit his ornate pedestal, a brass vase. He's done, except for maybe a clear coat of paint.

The last is an untitled piece and it's another Halloween clock assemblage. This one will feature an unconventional seating arrangement ... I don't want to spoil the surprise!

WIP Wednesday: A Cozy Fire

This little number is almost complete and I just want to shrink myself down so I can live in it! There was a lot of trial and error, but I think it is turning out great and I've learned a few things along the journey. There aren't a lot of "in-progress" photos because my hands were pretty inky while making it and I didn't want to ruin my camera or phone. Here's the low-down so far:

***All of the supplies for this project so far are Tim Holtz except for the LED lights and acrylic paints***
Vignette Tray (large)
Vignette Box
Vignette Frame
Vignette Hardware
Tiny Vials
Corked Vials
Baroque Frame
Mini Pocket Watches
Halloween Paper Stash (2017 and 2018)
Alcohol Inks in Gunmetal, Watermelon, Jet Black, Terra Cotta
Distress Stain in Walnut Stain
Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Candied Apple, Black Soot, Walnut Stain
Distress Collage Medium in Vintage
Perfect Pearls Gold
Scraps of cardboard packaging from the Sanding Block

"I Dare You" Halloween Project

Today was my last day of "vacation" and this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Halloween/Spooky got me excited to make something dark! Funny how an idea can go sideways from the beginning yet turn out just right! I had grand ideas for a very spooky make using an old printer's block but ... it morphed into something else.

Being rested, I was able to make this piece and finish another blog post. Oh, to have this energy all week long ...

This started off with alcohol ink on Yupo paper. I used Pitch Black and Purple Twilight. I added dabs of the Purple Twilight to a felt round on my blending tool then added dabs of Pitch Black.

 I pounced and swirled the ink all over the Yupo sheet (I use a large pad of Yupo).
Once the ink was dry, I added Archival Ink in Watering Can to a cool vintage printer's block, but it didn't hold the ink and wouldn't transfer to the Yupo. It was a bummer, but I decided to use an older Tim Holtz block stamp of a tree instead…