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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

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 li

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