Friday, October 6, 2017

31 Tags of Halloween: Day 6

Oh my goodness, today started off badly. I'm not feeling so great, but I have to power through this little challenge, so here we are. I'm grateful that I at least have the day off to wallow in crankiness.

Initially, I wanted to make a ghostly tag and have some cool stickers on it that spell out 'Boo' but as with most projects, things took a turn...

I grabbed a tag, some nice Tim Holtz Halloween paper, those cool stickers, a Tim Holtz Paper Doll, Ranger Pigment Ink in Glacier White, Distress ink in Tea Dye, Glossy Accents, cheesecloth, and my favorite Tim Holtz tree stamp.

I inked up the stamp in Tea Dye, but it was lighter than I remembered. I grabbed some Distress ink in Walnut Stain and added lowlights and edged the card really well.

I dabbed the Glacier White over the paper doll to give her a very faded appearance. As she dried, I inked my stamp in Glacier White and stamped it onto my tag. Ghostly, but too ghostly. My heart sank. I grabbed my Archival ink in Black and re-inked the stamp and added it over the white, not fussing whether it was aligned perfectly or not.

This is where things went sideways! I thought 'You should totally black out a smaller paper doll and hang it from the tree!' But I wanted to have a ghost. And I wanted to use those stickers. Decisions, decisions.

I opted for the ghost, but the stickers didn't work for me now. I decided to go all out with the cheesecloth instead. I opted out of Glossy Accents and used Distress Collage Medium (in the bottle) for the very first time. I added it on the back of the paper doll and pressed the cheesecloth smoothly onto it then pressed the doll onto the tag. I gathered the extra cheesecloth to her front.

o add a bit more to the tag, I went through my Tim Holtz Halloween Clippings stickers and found 'In the shadow of the trees' which suited the tag. I inked the edges and smudged the words a bit with Distress Ink in Black Soot. The sticker didn't want to stay put so I used Glossy accents to glue it in place. 

I liked how it looked, but she was a little too sparse. I cut more cheesecloth and added it to the front of the paper doll with more Collage Medium (under the original layer of cheesecloth).

I love her with a fuller ghostly shroud! Now I need to search my stash to find a string to hang her from.

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