I cold not let the Halloween season pass without making a something with my Undertaker friend!
I started with the new Vignette Box House that is part of the Christmas release to create my Halloween piece. I adhered paper from the Materialize Mini Paper Stash with Collage Medium on the inside of the box (I like that this paper really looks like old wallpaper).
I cut out a Found Relative and placed him in the box on a small wood block so he sits about 3/4" from the back.
I also added wood grain paper to the sides of the box. Yes, I know the box is wood but the scale of the paper was more interesting!
I wanted to add a web so I got out the Mixed Media Halloween Thinlit. I added Metal Foil to a piece of cardstock and ran it through the Vagabond.
I colored the web with Alcohol Ink in Oregano and Black Soot.
Then clipped it away from the frame.
I also used Distress Collage Medium Vintage to age a piece of ephemera for the background. So easy to color white paper "anything"...just wipe it on and let it dry. Once dry, I crumpled it up, ripped the edges and inked it with Gathered twigs.
I also created a little vignette inside the box with some cool idea-ology products. I used Apothecary Vials, bones (Boneyard), a Typed Token and Mini Fastener, dyed cheesecloth and moss. I colored the words on the Typed Token with Festive Berries Distress Crayon - so easy to add color to the recessed words.
I used the Oregano Alcohol Ink to color his boutonniere made with a large Heirloom Rose and some string.
You might notice in this photo that I tinted the Undertakers cheeks with a Victorian Velvet Distress marker then wiped it way with a soft cloth (just don't mention to anyone that he's wearing make-up).
The cheesecloth...my dear friend, no Halloween project is complete without you. Cut strips were dyed with Distress Spray Stains in various colors of brown and then left to dry. The result is extraordinary....and might I say perfectly stained cloth. I tacked it to the house with tack nails from Home Depot. The tack nail on the right is also holding the metal spider in place.
Happy Halloween...hope all your candy dreams come true. Me? Well I have a dentist appointment on Monday morning. Sounds like a cruel joke to me!
Now carry on,