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"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…

Maker's Monday: A Cozy Fire Part II

This project turned out better than I imagined it would! You can see how I made the bulk of it here along with a detailed supply list and now I'll bore you with the fireplace details! Be warned: there aren't a lot of in-process photos again because I was really in the process ...



Supplies:
***All of these supplies are Tim Holtz except for the E-6000 glue, acrylic paint and LED light string***
Specialty Stamping Paper
Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot
Harlequin Stencil
Glossy Accents
Collage Medium Vintage
Cardboard from Idea-ology package
Boneyard
E-6000 glue
LED Halloween lights
Acrylic paint in black, white, and orange
Hook and loop tape
Batteries

Tools:
Scissors
Round Blending Tool
Metal Probe
Small hole punch

First thing I did for this portion was to paint the larger Boneyard pieces with black acrylic paint. While they dried, I cut a piece of cardboard from an Idea-ology package down to a little over one inch long b…

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:



Supplies:
***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
Bouquet
Skulls
Baroque Frame
Mini Pocket Watches
Lantern
Boneyard
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
T…

Maker's Monday: Witches Dance

A while back, I was given some unwanted laminate samples and I took them, not knowing what I'd make with them. They were in my junk bin and when I was purging items this summer, they made it to a zipper bag for the "free pile" of our upcoming yard sale.

The other day, I thought "Hey, use them to make a more durable tag!" So this little taglet was born. In total, I made seven different ones and had six larger tags left. This tag is inspired by the taglet.




Supplies:
1 laminate sample or paper tag
Tim Holtz Ancestors Paper Doll: Witches
Tim Holtz Botanical Tissue Paper
Distress Collage Medium (matte)
Tim Holtz Clippings and Big Chat stickers
Distress Crayons: Twisted Citron, Picket Fence, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Aged Mahogany
Distress Marker: Black Soot
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Baroque Frame (rusted with Sophisticated Finishes)
Tim Holtz Crossbones (cut the bones from the skull and rust with Sophisticate Finishes)
Tim Holtz Hal…