I started with 8 playing cards which I covered with torn paper scraps. (Apparently I got very into the project because I only remembered to take two pics!)
I gesso'd both sides of the cards and on some of them I applied modeling paste through a stencil. Once those were dry, I painted all the cards.
I used stamps and die cuts to decorate each page to go with the lines of the poem.
I like the way the paint moved around the stencilled parts. I used crackle glaze over the moon and when it was dry I rubbed some Distress ink into the cracks and Inka Gold around the edges.
I turned my buddy, Cecil, into a ghost by stamping him on vellum and then heat embossing so the ink wouldn't smudge.
Spooks made spookier with tissue paper ...
...and watercolor crayons.
There is something about this Sizzix die that I just love. Probably because Halloween is my hands-down-favorite holiday and I secretly want to dress up and go trick-or-treating. :)
Oliver and Pigtales make a delightful, if grim, Halloween couple...
This was a lot of fun to make and I loved digging into my stash to use things that had been collecting dust.
Many thanks to the Mixed Media Challenge Blog for letting me play along with them this month. How abour you playing along, too? Simply create a project based on their October mood board.
Gesso (Art Alternatives)
Archival ink (Ranger)
Dye ink (Memento)
Crackle glaze (DecoArt)
Inka-Gold (Viva Decor)
Stampotique stamps (Cecil, Spiral, 3 in a Round, Heads, Oliver, Pigtales, Web, Jillian)
Acrylic paint (Americana)
Stickers (Karen Foster)
Gel pen, white (Signo Uniball)
Alcohol markers (Copic)
Watercolor crayons (Caran d'Ache)
Light modeling paste (Liquitex)
Distress inks, paints, sprays (Ranger)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Texture paste (Art Extravaganza)
Stencils (Ranger, TCW)
Dies (Sizzix, Cricut)