Thursday, October 31, 2019

She Was Unaware of Her Peril...

Hi Friends,

I have been checking "Dig That Crazy Chick" Blog every day to see her ongoing #13 - 31 series of Halloween tags.  So inspirational Vicki!!  I figured if I was going to join in on the Halloween fun I better get to it!  I chose a Paper Doll that is my favorite from the pack.  I found the original photo at the Three Speckled Hens Antique Show a few years ago and I just love that she is holding a rabbit!  I know, it's probably an Easter Photo but we put her in the Halloween pack because there's that "Fatal Attraction" thing going on in her eyes!  Enjoy!
Paper Doll + Distress Crayons + limited water
 Mini Etcetera Tag + 2 pieces of Distress Watercolor paper + 3D Lumber Texture Folder.
Glue to tag with Collage Medium, let dry.  THEN spray with Distress Spray Stain.
Spray/splatter Oxide Spray: Ripe Persimmon + Shabby Shutters + Dusty Concord + a few mists of water.
Once ink is dry, rub Vintage Photo or other dark brown/black ink pad directly over tag to darken the high points.
First layer: Ripped Worn Wallpaper (Halloween pack) + round ephemera from the Halloween Layers and Baseboard Frames Pack (3D Foam Squares behind the ephemera).
Paper Doll +  3D foam Squares
 Words from Curiosities Halloween Sticker Book + Mica sheet (bought online) + string
Gadget Gears + Mini Gears with added Black Embossing Powder and Distress Crayon.
I was able to get the embossing powder to look this way by spraying the largest gear with Distress Resist Spray (makes a splatter) and then sprinkling the powder into the liquid.  Use an Embossing gun to heat/melt + caution as the metal will become VERY hot.  Color directly with Cray in Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain.  TIP: Remember to use a Splatter Box when using Resist Spray!
 Combine Gadget Gear + Mini Gear.  Color with Black paint and Peeled Paint Distress Crayon.
Vintage string colored with Distress Ink + held in place with Collage Medium (dries clear).

I hope you liked the tutorial today!  Thanks to Vicki for the inspiration to make, make, make!  It's what makes me HAPPY!
now carry on,


  1. Wow! Who knew a girl with a bunny could be so spooky!

  2. Wow ... this is so cool Paula !

  3. i love that splattered wood background, and the gears just make my heart happy. i think i see my next year’s halloween costume in her (�� where can i borrow a rabbit?)

  4. This is a complete delight... that paint-speckled woodgrain background is wonderful, and I love the texture from the torn paper strip. The round label is pure delight as a frame for the sweet paper doll. Just beautiful.
    Alison x

  5. I always love the way you colour your paper dolls, she definitely has a strange look on her face, I hope the rabbit made it! The woodgrain background is fabulous!

    I have to agree, Vicki never disappoints with her wonderful Halloween series of tags. Anne x

  6. Another one knocked out of the park! Just because Halloween isn't my jam doesn't mean I can't appreciate art that others make!
    I've been playing with Dina at the Doodle for 3 days! Learned SO. MANY. new things! Looking forward to seeing you and Patty next month!