Today I'm working with the back side of a Burlap Panel. It is the back so it doesn't look too great, but I promise it will get better!
NOTE: I did trim any burlap hanging over into the center.
I painted it.
Waited for it to dry.
Then I realized I spelled it wrong. #truestory
If you have Letterpress, then you know that vowels are sometimes hard to come by. I needed an O and I didn't have one, so I used a sharp X-Acto knife to pop off the tail of the Q to make and O. This worked for me because in order to get a more cohesive look, I painted the "base block black" (say that three times). This made it virtually impossible to see where I removed the tail of the Q.
NOTE: Letterpress blocks are created using different colors of black and brown stain - in my case I ended up needing to only paint 3 blocks black (R, S, and Q) from varying shades of brown to match the other black blocks.
This is a great time to pull out the Tonic shears to cut up the squares. Nice long blades to easily cut through the paper in one shot.
The reason for cutting the paper apart is that the images on this sheet are scaled to match up with the idea-ology Fragment pieces.
1. Wordband - for the top of the project. I used Picket Fence paint, Alcohol Ink in Mushroom and Lettuce to color the band. I also used black soot Distress Stain to color Linen Ribbon for the ends.
Is this not a great spider? I painted the Timepiece and spider (with added chain) in Black Soot and let them dry.
NOTE: I did use foam squares under the Timepiece and Vial Label.
NOTE: the frame is hard wood so you will need a pilot hole to get the Screw Eye started.
Well I hope this gets you into just thinking about Halloween. The next couple months are pretty packed for me so I'm happy I could get this fun project done early!
If you missed any of the Halloween projects this past week there are links below to see what each of the designers created. If you are not a follower of these girls, be sure to sign up because there is more to come!
And three additional designers this week! Can you guess who?
Remember, you can check Tim's blog for new projects every Monday, Wed and Friday throughout the month!
now carry on,