Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween


 Thank you once again for your wonderful comments last week they were greatly appreciated.  This week I gave the whole tag a coat of Aileens glue, thick and then thicker in places.  Next I held the page, wet glue side down in the flame of a candle to leave a coating of soot over the whole page.  This took quite a lot of time but it was important to coat all the white glue with a thick layer of soot.  When covered I made sure it was cool to the touch then pushed the glue around under the soot to create ridges.  I left the whole thing to dry then rubbed the excess soot off and then highlighted the ridges with rub-ons.  A better description of the process is given here by Heidi at Duncan Crafts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGsefNXGmCw&feature=related

I stamped and embossed the 3 large ghosts with white embossing powder, and stamped two more on shrink plastic to make the charms. the word spooky on a spare piece of the background and a spider and his web in the top corner.  I added some holographic powder to the web to give it a frosted look (doesn't show very well in the photo.  Off to look round your tags.  Have a fun Halloween everyone.

11 comments:

  1. Very clever idea for the background and the ghosts look amazing

    Chrissie x

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  2. I LOVE all the texture and distressed colorations you achieved through this unusual technique. I may need to try that sometime. Blessings!

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  3. Fabulous tag, and that background technique looks amazing.

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  4. Lovely tag and an interestung technik, thanks for sharing the link. Valerie

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  5. It seems like a labor intensive process for the background but the effect was fantastic!

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  6. i was looking at the picture and admiring all the texture to this piece and then i read your description of how you did it. wow! most impressive and worth a try. thanks for the link. cool tag. xo

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  7. Wonderful textured background - very clever! Carolyn xx

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  8. Superb background & I love the ghosties :0)

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  9. This is so good, love the background and the spookiest! X

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  10. I love the effect you achieved with the background - thanks for sharing how you did that.

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